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October 16, 2017: World Food Day

Today is World Food Day and we see many promoting their initiatives to fight hunger as they celebrate October 16, 1945 – founding day of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. One of Schroeder Law Offices’ missions is to support people feeding… Continue reading

Schroeder Law Offices Takes a Field Day

Schroeder Law Offices (“SLO”) represents a wide variety of water users ranging from municipal to agricultural to domestic. On August 12, 2017, the Portland and Reno teams took an educational field trip to learn more about some of the industries that it supports in Northern… Continue reading

Reno Office Seeks Part-Time Help

Our Reno office location is looking for a college student to help us out part-time! We are looking for some assistance around our office; duties may include answering phones, scanning and processing documents, running errands, etc. The position is part-time, approximately 10-15 hours per week.… Continue reading

World Water Week 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

The week of August 28 through September 1, 2017 is “World Water Week,” an international conference organized annually in Stockholm, Sweden that focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world’s environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction… Continue reading

Find Schroeder Law at the Oregon State Fair!

Looking for a last bit of summer fun? Join Schroeder Law at the Oregon State Fair! Friday marks the start of the 10 day event, which runs from August 25 to September 4 at the Salem, Oregon Fairgrounds. Tara Jackson will be working the Oregon… Continue reading

Oregon Extensions of Time Receive Increased Scrutiny

Do you remember when extensions of time were approved by the Oregon Water Resources Department routinely with ease? That time was over for municipal water providers years ago (see related article); however, until recently, other permit holders simply faced increasing amounts of application paperwork.  Now,… Continue reading

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