water rights

Environment Green river

Green River dams get little support in survey

September 30, 2014

Ten smaller reservoirs eyed for decade-long construction push

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After 40 years, water claims are settled in Bighorn Basin

September 16, 2014

The culmination of 40-year water adjudication case sets the legal framework for an uncertain water future.

The Pitch

Gov Mead seeks input on Wyoming water strategy

November 1, 2013

Gov Mead seeks input on Wyoming water strategy
— November 2, 2013
(Press release)  Gov. Matt Mead is seeking opinions from interested individuals and groups across the …

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New proposal may raise fish population in ranchland streams

November 13, 2012

A new bill would allow landowners to temporarily lease their water rights to groups for the purpose of restoring fish populations. But it faces opposition.

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Hard lesson for Lincoln County in protest of in-stream flows

October 2, 2012

State officials turned down an effort by Lincoln County to challenge confirmation of in-stream flow water rights in over a dozen streams in the county.

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The Big Drain: Million pipeline proposal may be on the rocks, but the thirst for Green River water is unquenched

November 22, 2011

Flaming Gorge Reservoir has capacity to hold 3.5 million acre-feet altogether. That’s a big bucket, exceeded in the Colorado River Basin by only two others: …

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Water Pipeline Permitting is no Easy Task

November 22, 2011

Experts say Aaron Million’s pipeline project won’t begin construction any time soon, not before weaving through a wealth of legal obstacles and obtaining permission from …