There’s a well-guarded avenue for cattle, but a similar migration route for mule deer is threatened by oil and gas leasing.
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.
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.
A bridge provides a different view of anglers as they navigate Wyoming’s wild and scenic Hoback River in a drift boat.
Wyoming wants to modify the Fontenelle Reservoir dam to claim more Colorado River Basin water, but it could face a fight from those downstream.