Notice is given that Green Acres Estates Water Corporation, c/o Deb Ahrens, 12712 Green Acres Rd., Hot Springs SD 57747 has filed an application for a water permit to appropriate up to 6.1 acre-feet of water annually at a peak diversion rate of 0.05 cubic feet of water per second from one well completed into the Minnelusa Aquifer (510 feet deep) located in the NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 34 for an existing water distribution system located in the NW 1/4 NE 1/4, N 1/2 NW 1/4 Section 34; all in T7S-R5E.
Pursuant to SDCL 46-2A-2, the Chief Engineer recommends APPROVAL of Application No. 2762-2 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 recommendation with qualifications, the application, 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 this application or recommendation must file a written petition with BOTH the applicant and Chief Engineer. The applicant must file a petition if contesting the Chief Engineerâs recommendation. The Chief Engineerâs address is âWater Rights Program, Foss Building, 523 E. Capital, Pierre SD 57501 (605 773-3352)â and the applicantâs mailing address is given above. A petition filed by either an interested person or the applicant must be filed by August 11, 2017.
The petition may be informal, but must include a statement describing the petitionerâs interest in the application, the petitionerâs reasons for opposing or supporting the application, and the signature and mailing address of the petitioner or the petitionerâs legal…