Arch Hurley allocates water, works on strategic plan

Chelle Delaney

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board allocated an inch of water Tuesday.

In all, four inches of water have been allocated this year in the irrigation project. In mid-August there was a heavy rain that combined with the runoff made it possible to allocate the water, said Arch Hurley manager Franklin McCasland.

This compares with 7.5 inches delivered in 2007.

In other matters before the board:
l Arch Hurley will be entering into mediation with Skip Vernon, according to an order by a Las Vegas, N.M., judge. The action was taken following a lawsuit filed by the district to reclaim about $11,000 in costs to remove materials owned by Vernon that were stored at an Arch Hurley warehouse.
Of the $55,880 spent on attorneys fees this year, Arch Hurley has spent about $25,000 on the Vernon case, McCasland said.