Updating a land patent

– (SURVEY)- The possession of land, under such circumstances as indicate that such possession has been commenced and continued under an assertion of rights on the part of the possessor against the original owners.

To be “adverse,” possession must be “actual, continued, visible, notorious, distinct and hostile.” - (WATER RIGHTS)- The right to take water from a natural stream or aquifer for beneficial use at a specified rate of flow, either for immediate use or to store for later use. (See also Prior Appropriation, Riparian Rights and Water Right.)If the easement was created for the purpose of benefiting other land owned by the holder of the easement.

Appurtenant easements run with the land and are a part of a conveyance of land, whether mentioned in the conveyance or not.

- (WATER RIGHTS)- A geologic formation, group of formations, or part of a formation that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield significant quantities of water to wells and springs.

Applied to a street, right of way or any other strip of land of uniform width “centerline” defines the line midway between the side lines of said strip.

The term “adjacent” implies that the two objects or parcels of land are not widely separated, though they may not actually touch, while “adjoining” implies that they are so joined or united to each other that no third object or parcel of land intervenes.

– (SURVEY)- The areas within the mean high-water lines of a lake, stream or river which are kept practically bare of vegetation from year to year by the wash of the waters; although parts of them are left dry for months at a time.

- (WATER RIGHTS)- The use of water by man for any purpose which benefits are derived, such as domestic, municipal, irrigation, livestock, industrial, power development, and recreation.

Under the New Mexico constitution beneficial use is the basis, the measure and the limit of the right to use water; therefore, beneficial use of public water diverted or impounded by manmade works is an essential element in the development of a water right.

– (PLSS)- A sufficient number of trees differing from line trees in that they stand within 50 links of and on either side of the line, rather than being intersected by it, are blazed on two sides quartering toward the line.

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