Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

8-25-1997

Abstract

Let's get right down to it: If the Big Bang Theory of the beginning of our universe applied to New Mexico water law as we know it today, there would be no trouble setting the date on which the Creation occurred: March 19, 1907.1.0n that date the Water Code under which we now live became effective and the water world we now live in began. So important is this date in the cosmology of New Mexico water rights that every water lawyer and every water engineer---in short, every "eginawyer" in the words of United States District Judge Edwin Mechem---can recite the date by heart.

Publication Title

CLE INTERNATIONAL, New Mexico Water Law Conference

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