Speaker: Bob Long
According to the Oregon Water Congress, water rights increase the value of agricultural property by up to four times when compared to land without water rights. Acquiring and maintaining water rights is an important property right for nursery owners, however the rules that govern water use in Oregon can be convoluted and confusing to the end user who's business depends on the water right they hold. This seminar presents an overview of Oregon water rights, how to apply for them, maintain them, and transfer the use of water from one property to another. Case studies and real water right situations will be used to demonstrate acquisition and permit compliance for common water right issues.