Water Rights Support
For those looking to develop new water supplies, obtaining a water right can be a major obstacle. In Washington State, the ability to acquire or transfer groundwater rights may hinge on stream closure or instream flow issues. We provide the technical support needed to assess not only the availability of water rights but also the connections between groundwater and surface water. Our work for these projects sometimes entails designing and implementing complex groundwater flow models to predict how exercising a water right will affect nearby water resources. In some cases, we have worked with clients and regulators to engineer effective mitigation strategies for streamflow reductions and other impacts.
All our technical approaches stem from a strong understanding of water rights regulations and extensive experience navigating the application process. When appropriate, we work with leading attorneys and interface with regulators to develop feasible strategies for meeting our clients’ goals.
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