The dryness may curtail grazing and irrigation in 2021, and could result in downstream water calls in 2022.
BLM warns some ranchers that grazing may be curtailed in the upcoming season.
Sensors show diminution from 100% two weeks ago as abnormally dry conditions emerge in north-central, southwest Wyoming.
Wyoming sees potential to release water owned by the federal government instead of cutting back use by irrigators, industry and municipalities to meet downstream obligations.
Lawmakers seek “beneficial use” label for drought mitigation, security against downstream demands.