State will match grant to help consultants decide whether to pursueNational Forest land swap or a permit for the controversial $82-million West Fork Dam above Little Snake River. Reservoir would aid as few as 67 irrigators.
Little Snake River
A controversial impoundment proposed on the West Fork of Battle Creek in Carbon County has hit a couple of speed bumps but remains alive.
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.
Wyoming wants to modify the Fontenelle Reservoir dam to claim more Colorado River Basin water, but it could face a fight from those downstream.
Wyoming senator vows to reinstate $40 million that House drained from appropriation for proposed 280-foot high dam.