In an adversarial hearing, the Lerwick family made the case that water is available for proposed high-capacity irrigation wells near Cheyenne.
Laramie County Control Area
Generations of ranchers in semi-arid SE Wyoming have relied on precious springs and creeks. They worry proposed new high-capacity water wells will ruin their legacy.
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.