Notice Of Application NOS. 2800-2 and 2801-2 to Appropriate Water

Notice Of Application 

NOS. 2800-2 and 2801-2 

to Appropriate Water

Notice is given that Moreland Farms Inc., c/o Diane E Schumacher, PO Box 726, Valentine NE 69201 has filed the following applications for a water permit. 

Application No. 2800-2 proposes to appropriate 1.89 cubic feet of water per second (cfs) from two wells to be completed into the Arikaree Aquifer (300 feet deep) located in the NW 1/4 Section 14 to irrigate 132 acres located in the NW 1/4 Section 14; all in T35N-R30W. 

Application No. 2801-2 proposes to appropriate 1.89 cfs from two wells to be completed into the Arikaree Aquifer (300 feet deep) located in the NE 1/4 Section 14 to irrigate 132 acres located in the NE 1/4 Section 14; all in T35N-R30W. These sites are located approximately 20 miles south and 8 miles west of Mission SD. 

Pursuant to SDCL 46-2A-2, the Chief Engineer recommends APPROVAL of Application Nos. 2800-2 and 2801-2 with qualifications because 1) unappropriated water is available, 2) existing rights will not be unlawfully impaired, 3) it is a beneficial use of water, and 4) it is in the public interest. The Chief Engineer’s recommendations with qualifications, the applications, and staff report are available at http://denr.sd.gov/public or contact Eric Gronlund for this information, or other information, at the Water Rights Program address provided below. 

Any person interested in opposing or supporting these applications or recommendations must file a written petition with BOTH the applicant and Chief Engineer. The applicant must file a petition if contesting the Chief Engineer’s recommendations. The Chief Engineer’s address is “Water Rights Program, Foss Building, 523 E Capitol, Pierre SD 57501 (605 773-3352)” and the applicant’s mailing address is given above. A petition filed by either an interested person or the applicant must be filed by August 19, 2019.

The petition may be informal, but must include a statement describing the petitioner’s interest in the applications, the petitioner’s reasons for opposing or supporting the applications, and the signature and mailing address of the petitioner or the petitioner’s legal counsel, if legal counsel is obtained. 

If the applicant does not contest the recommendations of the Chief Engineer and no petition to oppose the applications is received, the Chief Engineer shall act on the applications pursuant to the recommendation with no hearing held before the Water Management Board. If a petition opposing the applications or contesting the recommendations is filed, then a hearing will be scheduled and the Water Management Board will consider these applications. Notice of the hearing will be given to the applicant and any person filing a petition.

Steven M. Pirner, Secretary, 

Department of Environment and Natural Resources. 

Published once at the total approximate cost of $37.95

Published: August 7, 2019

PO Box 229, Mission, SD 57555 • 605-856-4469 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.