Notice of Application No. 2819-2
to Appropriate Water
Notice is given that Fall River Water Users District, c/o Keith Neugebauer, Manager, PO Box 321, Oral SD 57766 has filed an application for a water permit to appropriate 24.6 acre-feet of water annually at a maximum pump rate of 0.09 cubic feet of water per second from one well completed into the Inyan Kara Aquifer (70 feet deep) located in the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 29-T7S-R6E. This well will serve as a backup and additional water supply during periods of peak demand. The rural water system serves users in Custer and Fall River Counties. This site is located approximately 2 miles southeast of Hot Springs SD.
Pursuant to SDCL 46-2A-2, the Chief Engineer recommends APPROVAL of Application No. 2819-2 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 Ron Duvall 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 Engineer’s recommendation. 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 2, 2021.
The petition may be informal but must include a statement describing the petitioner’s interest in the application, the petitioner’s reasons for opposing or supporting the application, 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 recommendation of the Chief Engineer and no petition to oppose the application is received, the Chief Engineer shall act on the application pursuant to the recommendation with no hearing held before the Water Management Board. If a petition opposing the application or contesting the recommendation is filed, then a hearing will be scheduled, and the Water Management Board will consider this application. Notice of the hearing will be given to the applicant and any person filing a petition.
Published once at the total approximate cost of $32.43
Published: July 22, 2021