Lawmakers are expected to scrutinize the cost of a 280-foot-high structure proposed in the Little Snake River drainage.
Water & Power
Short cuts, subsidies and tax breaks helped create 7,000 jobs in the Powder River Basin. Damage to water, air and land is part of the price borne by the public, too.
Critic says 280-foot-high dam on West Fork of Battle Creek doesn’t make sense.
Crook County residents suspect state-funded project that used “acid fracking” has polluted their water supply.
$12.7 million plan would allow 94 irrigators to raise 530 more cows in the drainage. Conservation alternatives have not been completely weighed.