Vaquillas Farm for Sale
Vaquillas Farm is comprised of 3,555+/- acres located approximately 10 miles northeast of Van Horn. Available with Vaquillas Farm are 8,845+/- annually permitted acre feet of water.
The farm has 15 wells, 12 irrigation circles, growing cotton and chili peppers, an excellent set of cattle pens equipped with scales that can sort, weigh, and load 2,000 animal units by noon each day, a round top mechanic shop, grain bins, a western style home, as well as manufactured homes.
Vaquillas Farm has the opportunity to continue current leases under excellent management. This property provides a unique and excellent investment opportunity.
This is an exceptional opportunity to purchase irrigated farm land and invest in water in West Texas. Vaquillas Farm is located in Van Horn, Texas in the Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District.
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The majority of the wells on Vaquillas Farm were dug in the 1950s creating over 60 years of water history.
Water quality samples indicate that the water meets or can be treated to public drinking water standards. Well pumping rates are reported to be 500-3500 gallons per minute. *The water from this farm may be developed for export for municipal or industrial purposes in the region by obtaining an export permit from the Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District.
Water is supplied from the Michigan Flat and Wild Horse Aquifers which are a part of the West Texas Bolsons Aquifer. The Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District predicts that in 2050 the Wild Horse Aquifer and Michigan Flat Aquifer will have 1,680,000 acre feet of freshwater in storage and 1,155,000 acre feet of slightly saline water in storage.
Natural recharge occurring in the Wild Horse & Michigan Flat aquifers is estimated to be 3,700 acre feet per year assuming average rainfall of 11 inches.