Western water system that supports 40 million persons and a $1.4 trillion economy is at risk of severe disruption, State Engineer Tyrrell said last week.
Water & Power
Lawmakers seek “beneficial use” label for drought mitigation, security against downstream demands.
Wyoming senator vows to reinstate $40 million that House drained from appropriation for proposed 280-foot high dam.
But lawmakers want full funding identified — perhaps including $20 million from Colorado — before any construction begins.
Lawmakers are expected to scrutinize the cost of a 280-foot-high structure proposed in the Little Snake River drainage.