Water Rights

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Protecting Your Water Rights Interests

Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge regarding water rights and water use and we are prepared to help you negotiate these complex issues.

Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Water Rights practice group is focused on helping clients secure and maximize the beneficial use of their water rights. Our attorneys assist clients with all aspects of water right applications before the Utah State Engineer and with appeals of State Engineer decisions to the District Court.

Our attorneys are well versed in assisting clients with the planning of water projects from due diligence through construction and financing, including federal reclamation projects. Our attorneys have expertise in dealing with unique water right issues associated with municipalities, water companies, local districts, and irrigation companies.

Representative Matters

Water rights and availability due diligence on behalf of commercial agricultural interest in California’s Central Valley.
Federal District Court litigation involving petition to modify 1944 Orr Ditch Decree governing Truckee River water use.
Water Rights permitting for eastern Nevada groundwater project from administrative hearing through Nevada Supreme Court appeal.