In the arid west, water rights issues dominate many land transactions, and ultimately may determine the absolute value of a given property. Water rights may be separated from the land where the water historically flows, or may be tied up in legal conflicts between neighbors. Unfortunately, the security of the water right, the volume, or the places and periods of allowable use are not always obvious without research into the records. The staff at Kingfisher Consulting can identify important water rights issues and the implications of modifying their use. Our knowledge of water resources and water rights are a cost effective alternative to traditional legal channels.