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Oroville Dam Rebuild

In February 2017, the town of Oroville, California was in for quite the surprise! Butte County Sherriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation notice as the full reservoir (Oroville Lake) above Oroville threatened to wash out residents. The reservoir’s dam spillways were severely damaged by increased… Continue reading

Nevada Sets Deadline to File Vested Water Claims! New Legislative Act sets December 31, 2027 Deadline to File All Proof of Appropriations

The state of Nevada began regulating water use through the enactment of the water code in 1905.  Under the 1905 water code, statutory regulation for surface water began.  Later, in 1913 statutes came into play for artesian groundwater rights of use, and in 1939 we… Continue reading

Conjunctive Management of the Humboldt River Basin and Effects on Small Businesses

The State Engineer held informational meetings on July 17 through July 20, 2017 regarding its Preliminary Draft Humboldt River Conjunctive Management Regulations. The State Engineer is proceeding through administrative rulemaking process to define how Humboldt River Decreed water rights and groundwater rights will be conjunctively… Continue reading

Conjunctive Water Management Planning Underway in the Humboldt River Basin

The Nevada State Engineer is working on a plan to define how to conjunctively manage Humboldt River Decreed water rights hydrologically connected with groundwater rights. This plan will take form through an administrative rulemaking process and will affect many water right holders in and around… Continue reading

Walla Walla Subbasin Closed to New Groundwater Permits

The Oregon Water Resources Department (“OWRD”) issued amended rules designating the Walla Walla subbasin as a Serious Water Management Problem Area (“SWMPA”).[1] The amended rules, filed on May 22, 2017, specify new groundwater permits will not be issued in the SWMPA and new groundwater uses… Continue reading

Collective Aquifer Governance by Contract Presentation

Jakob Wiley presents his research on groundwater unitization and collective aquifer governance agreements to the GWAC

Law Clerk Jakob Wiley will be presenting on unitization approaches to aquifer governance at the next Groundwater Advisory Committee (“GWAC”) meeting held June 30, 2017. He will be presenting his research on voluntary aquifer governance agreements, focusing on aquifer governance rather than groundwater management. The… Continue reading

Midtown District, Reno: Office for Rent

440 Marsh Avenue Reno, NV 89509 Building Size: 2,558 Sq. Ft. Office: 1,311 sq. ft. with 1,247 sq. ft. of storage in semi-finished basement. Rental Rate: $1950/mo. with $1950 security deposit. To view the property contact Schroeder Law Offices, Reno at (775) 786-8800. Marsh Avenue… Continue reading

Estate Planning Presentation at Christ the Vine

On June 10, 2017, Laura Schroeder attended and gave a presentation at Christ the Vine Lutheran Church in Damascus, Oregon on the topic of estate planning. Individuals and couples attended the event and learned more about how to plan for caring for their loved ones… Continue reading

Schroeder Law Offices Plays Serious Water Games

Serious Water Games

  Schroeder Law Offices plays some serious water games, and so should you! Serious gaming is an emerging tool in negotiation, mediation, and water conflict. Serious water gaming acts is a way to share knowledge, interact in an engaging way, and build capacity to solve… Continue reading

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife files for Instream Rights in Hood River Basin

Example map from ODFW application

  The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (“ODFW”) filed applications for numerous instream water use rights in the last few months for salmon habitat in the Hood River basin. Instream water use rights in Oregon are held by state agencies for the preservation of… Continue reading

Oregon Agriculture Dependent on Water Availability

As many know, Oregon is home to some pretty diverse soil types that allows Oregon to grow a vast variety of food and fiber. The climate is varied from western to eastern Oregon that also allows farmers to have some choice in farming methods including… Continue reading

Melting Glacier National Park

Last month we were fortunate to take our sons to visit Glacier National Park in Montana. It was a great opportunity, especially in light of the fact that Glacier National Park’s glaciers are melting and will be gone in our lifetime! Last month, the United… Continue reading

Oregon Water Resources Department Proposes Revisions to Municipal Water Management and Conservation Planning Program

              The Oregon Water Resources Department’s (“OWRD”) requires water suppliers to submit Water Management and Conservation Plans (“WMCP”) as part of its integrated resource management strategy. WMCPs are required when a municipal water supplier requests new water use permits… Continue reading

Record Snowpack means Summer Flooding for Northern Nevada

On the tails of the wettest winter on record for the Sierra Nevadas, counties in Nevada are bracing for the impact of snowmelt on local rivers and tributaries. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, storms from the 2016-2017 winter made it the wettest winter… Continue reading

Schroeder Law offices Congratulates Lindsay Thane on Passing the Oregon Bar!

Schroeder Law Offices is excited to announce that J.D. Paralegal Lindsay Thane passed the Oregon State Bar, and will be licensed to practice law in Oregon upon her swearing in ceremony scheduled for May 18th, moving into the position of Associate Attorney. Lindsay joined Schroeder… Continue reading

The Importance of Due Diligence!

The issue of updating ownership of water rights of use continues to rear its ugly head in the context of water right forfeiture proceedings. I can’t stress enough how important it is in Nevada to update ownership records with the Nevada Division of Water Resources.… Continue reading

Find Schroeder Law at the 30th Annual Oregon Ag Fest

Looking for a fun activity this weekend? Join Schroeder Law at the 30th Annual Oregon Ag Fest at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem! The event is FREE for children 12 and under with free parking. Tara Jackson will be working the Oregon Ground Water… Continue reading

Oregon Women Lawyers Race in Olympia, Washington this Weekend

Partner Sarah Liljefelt and Assistant Administrator Kelley Wesson are heading to Olympia, Washington this weekend to race dragon boats with the Oregon Women Lawyers team, the Dragonflies, at the Port of Olympia. The Oregon Women Lawyers Dragonflies is an all-women, competitive dragon boat team made… Continue reading

NWRA Free Water Conservation Ideas Sharing Forum

Are you interested in learning more about successful conservation tactics? The National Water Resources Association (“NWRA”) is hosting a free seminar! The seminar will take place on August 7, 2017 at the Genoveva Community Chavez Center in Santa Fe New Mexico, following the NWRA Western… Continue reading

April 22nd is Earth Day!

After the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin appealed to the student anti-war movement and worked with them to bring the ideas of air and water pollution to the public consciousness. In 1970, Senator Nelson  was inspired to create Earth… Continue reading