DEQ would let millions of gallons of tainted water flow into reservoir above the Wind River Canyon, but the agency says water quality will be preserved.
Drainages hold 108 percent of median water content statewide following first measurement of spring.
Governor and others question measure that would require Senate approval of water supervisors, saying their roles are guided by technical and legal parameters.
Omnibus water bills may help municipalities, advance New Fork Lake dam project and resolve a flap over Gillette water project that rural residents believe disrupted their domestic wells.
A controversial impoundment proposed on the West Fork of Battle Creek in Carbon County has hit a couple of speed bumps but remains alive.