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.
Temporary water transfers allow water-rights holders to sell billions of gallons of state-owned water for millions of dollars, almost none of which goes to the state.
Lawmakers are expected to scrutinize the cost of a 280-foot-high structure proposed in the Little Snake River drainage.
Water managers face a dilemma; The only thing worse than too little water in Wyoming’s reservoirs is too much.
“Water is emotional,” says Trout Unlimited staffer Hillary Walrath, so never forget that in Wyoming, river work is people work.