integral part of any development project within the State of Nevada includes
the determination of the water resource requirements and the acquisition
of the water rights necessary to support the project. Our Water Rights
Department provides the necessary services to effectively obtain, develop,
and allocate water resources in support of any project.
Each of our
water rights staff has significant expertise in all areas of water resources
and water rights. We offer our clients a broad range of experience in developing
strategies for maintaining current water needs, as well as meeting future
Our team has
had extensive experience working with water rights appropriation under
Nevada water law. Typical activities involved in the appropriation process
include: preparation and filing of water right applications and supporting
maps, field investigation, coordination with the Division of Water Resources
during the permitting process, and preparation and filing of Proofs of
Completion and Beneficial Use.
TEC also has
been heavily involved in the research and abstracting of groundwater basins,
streams and surface water adjudication, and research and planning for water
importation using manmade and natural conveyances for transportation purposes.
Another important service provided by our team is professional representation
on water matters at State Engineer Administrative Hearings, as well as
in both State and Federal Courts.
services assures that the client and all necessary regulatory agencies
are kept informed as to project status. As a service to our clientele,
TEC maintains an extensive file system to track all applications and permits
through the certification process. Incorporated into our files is a reminder
system which enables us to track all of our clients' water rights and determine
what applications, if any, need to be filed with the State Engineer.
to water rights work, this department is an interdisciplinary technical
research team. The team routinely conducts "chain of title" deed research
on land and water rights. TEC has provided the technical expertise to support
numerous multi-million dollar land and water transactions throughout the
State of Nevada. This technical support includes forecast modeling of population,
service area, potential resource needs, financial benefits and/or drawbacks,
and the liaison work between clients and governmental agencies.
• Current and future
• Basin abstracts
and Water Acquisitions
• Mapping and
start to finish
• Points of
of Vested Rights
evaluation of water use
• Court Proceedings
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