Groundwater Amicus Brief

Groundwater Amicus Brief

The New Mexico Supreme Court, sua sponte, requested that Montgomery and Andrews file an amicus curiae brief to assist it in resolving a complex conjunctive management case. Applicants sought a supplemental well with the same priority date as their surface water right. At the request of the Supreme Court, see Rule 21-300(B)(7)(b), John Draper and Jeffrey Wechsler submitted a brief addressing the legal and factual issues related to the surface and groundwater. See Herrington v. State of New Mexico ex rel. Office of the State Engineer, 139 N.M. 368, 370 n.1 (2006) (indicating the court’s gratitude for the briefing efforts).