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Welcome New NMAA Staff Maria Gallegos

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 Photo taken by NMAA Staff María Gallegos was born and raised in the beautiful Red Earth mountains of rural San Miguel county.  She is the second eldest of nine siblings.  Her family owns a farm in Puerto de Luna, NM.   María comes to the New Mexico Acequia Association with experience in community, labor and […]

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Acequia Liability & Flooding

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By Enrique Romero, NM Legal Aid Photo by Rita Topete   Q: "Part of our acequia is on a pipeline. A valve cover broke and flooded an area that is not irrigable land. Our Mayordomo shut off the water but is the acequia liable when the water floods a home or business?"   The question […]

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El Plan del Movimiento de las Acequias

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We the people of the acequias, will gather at the 2016 Congreso de las Acequias in Taos NM to declare our inter-generational plan for the future of acequias in the state of New Mexico, and continue to counter the economic, social, and political forces that push families away from agriculture. To challenge the transfer of […]

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