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Q: What law pertains, Neighbor changed flow of storm water by blocking arroyo and thus causing damage to road and dwellings
Robert King Reges Jr.
Robert King Reges Jr.
answered on Jan 31, 2022

The first question you have to answer is whether New Mexico treats an "arroyo" as a "watercourse" or as a mere "drainway" for precipitation. Most states disallow blockage of a "watercourse" (bed, banks and reasonably consistent source of water) unless... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Intellectual Property for New Mexico on
Q: Water from another property keeps destroying my property when it rains what and how do I go about fixing this

Coming off there roof out the back side of fence down the desert and out and tro my yard do I sue them are the city

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 11, 2021

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to an attorney in your state who is familiar with the riparian rights/surface water run-off doctrines in your jurisdiction. These can vary across different parts of the nation.... View More

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