BSEACD Staff Field Notes from 2015 Site Visit to Needmore Ranch and TESPA's Use Argument

One of the arguments TESPA had intended to make at the SOAH hearing on Needmore's permit, was related to the use type associated with the permit. We were not able to make this argument because the ALJ dismissed the case, but we believe the district erred when it expanded Needmore's permit to Agricultural Irrigation. Read the District's field notes to see how it is clear that Needmore never used groundwater for any irrigation, yet on their application they indicated the well was an "existing irrigation well."