Water Law

Water Law

Water LawThe growing demand for water can produce significant uncertainties in regard to the availability of water and water rights. These uncertainties can be further complicated by numerous environmental restrictions. Thus, water law is a growing and rapidly changing area of the law. At LandownerFirm, water law is one of the primary focuses of our practice. Our firm possesses the expertise required to address and resolve even the most complex water related issues faced by our clients and we are dedicated to helping clients negotiate water contracts, obtain new water rights, and protect existing water rights.

Our firm’s water practice has expertise in many areas, including:

  • applications for new ground and surface water rights
  • changes in or modification of water rights
  • negotiation and acquisition of contractual interests in and to storage water rights maintained under federal reclamation or local/municipal projects
  • creation of storage facilities and establishing surface or sub-surface storage water rights
  • water rights audits
  • transfers of water rights to in-stream uses
  • compliance with the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and National Environmental Policy Act
  • litigation in support of securing new water rights or protecting existing water rights against injury by third party
  • negotiations with oil companies regarding drilling or frac water contracts in order to ensure the Landowner’s water rights are protected
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