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.
For years, the University of Wyoming and the city of Laramie fought over water rights. The Legislature stepped in, raising questions about lawmakers’ commitment to local control.
Legislators hoping to build a Wyoming energy complex could more easily divert Green River water under a bill U.S. Sen. John Barrasso advanced last week.
Ten smaller reservoirs eyed for decade-long construction push
The culmination of 40-year water adjudication case sets the legal framework for an uncertain water future.