There are several information sources that can
be found here. These include but are not limited to the
Water Rights Database (Permit Search and Hydrographic Abstract) and Water
Rights Mapping Application. To be
certain of what you find, you should follow-up with a call or visit to the NDWR
To help the water rights specialist or engineer
assist you, please be prepared to provide as much of the following information
The reason you think you may have a water right.
Any permit, certificate, or claim numbers you think are associated with the water right you may have.
Any relevant documentation (e.g., a deed) that calls out a water right or describes the land you believe the water right may be appurtenant.
Payment of an administrative fine not to exceed $10,000 per day for each violation.
Replacement of not more than 200% of the water used, wasted, or diverted; and/or
Payment of the costs of the proceeding, including investigative costs and attorney's fees.