In 2013, the Supreme Court of New Mexico decided an important water rights case in Bounds v. State of New Mexico. The case involved a long-standing New Mexico statute which exempted domestic water wells from an extensive (and costly) permitting process. Don Gregory and Jeremiah Thomas discuss an amicus brief filed in the case by the National Ground Water Association. The brief provided the Supreme Court of New Mexico much-needed hydrological science in support of the existing permitting system.

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