Judge Approves Groundwater Rules for Rio Grande Basin

ALAMOSA — Groundwater rules are officially in effect in the Rio Grande Basin.
Water Judge/Chief District Judge Pattie Swift on Friday approved groundwater rules that had been filed by the State Engineer in September 2015 and had been pending protests, which resulted in a trial to the court early last year. Judge Swift denied the protests and ordered that the rules be approved as filed with the court, effective immediately.