The Joe M Stell Water Ombudsman Program

San Juan River Basin Adjudication

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The Joe M Stell Water Ombudsman Program is a New Mexico state-wide program within the Utton Center at the University of New Mexico School of Law. The Ombudsman Program assists unrepresented water right claimants in navigating the New Mexico adjudication process. It provides support to claimants through the toll-free help line and mailings.

Toll Free Help Line: 1-866-822-6134 (press 1) for San Juan Adjudication questions

Ombudsman's direct line: 505-277-0551
Darcy S. Bushnell, Director

Congress passed the Navajo Settlement Act, what's next:

Discovery Documents

For information on the New Mexico adjudication process, click below to view the Ombudsman Program's step-by-step video guide.

Video - The Water Rights Adjudication Process in New Mexico

Para ver el vídeo en español:

  • Haga clic en el lazo de sitio web debajo
  • Seleccione el título en español debajo de la pantalla

Video - El Proceso de Juicio de Derechos de Agua en Nuevo Mexico (Temporalmente fuera de servicio)

The Ombudsman Program does not offer legal advice. Claimants who believe they need legal advice are encouraged to consult with an attorney. The Ombudsman Program is not associated with any court, the federal government or the Office of the State Engineer.