Guest columnist George Sibley likens the anxiety over a Compact call — and how it would affect Upper Basin states like Wyoming — to a folk story about irrational fear.
The dryness may curtail grazing and irrigation in 2021, and could result in downstream water calls in 2022.
State will match grant to help consultants decide whether to pursueNational Forest land swap or a permit for the controversial $82-million West Fork Dam above Little Snake River. Reservoir would aid as few as 67 irrigators.
Game and Fish found suspect moss in pet stores in Cheyenne, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Gillette and Casper. Officials hope to contain the threat by alerting aquarium owners to take careful action.
Lawmakers dole out funds as some question cloud seeding allocation, state’s priorities in hard times.