Sure. Call John Short at Water Right Services, LLC. He happily provides information you need to understand water rights and mitigation. If you need to buy or sell water rights, Water Right Services, LLC can either act as a water right broker or buy/sell the water rights or mitigation directly.
Maybe. Specialists such as Water Right Services, LLC typically prepare and complete many more water right applications, Transfers, Beneficial Use Claims, Limited Licenses, etc than attorneys. Generally, a specialist’s experience avoids pitfalls, is faster, and costs less. Water right attorneys excel at resolving disputes between different parties including Oregon’s Water Resources Department, water users, neighbors, environmental interests and others.
Yes, but unless you intend to use the water for its authorized use, owning something like groundwater mitigation credits required for any Deschutes Basin groundwater right makes more sense.
Yes, but… in a few areas with either plentiful water or low demand, Oregon still issues water rights to those applying. However, in most areas, Oregon no longer issues new water rights. In these areas, it is typically an issue of money to purchase existing water rights that will work on your property for your application.
Yes, but generally not easily. Irrigation districts often have bulletin boards of buyers and sellers along each delivery canal. Areas around Central Oregon enjoy groundwater mitigation credits for use of well water in most areas. Water users regularly buy or lease mitigation credits.
Almost always. Unless expressly reserved unto the seller in the deed, water rights go with the land to any new owners. Owning water rights without the land is a deeper discussion.