As the U.S. Forest Service studies a Wyoming plan for irrigators to draw down a Sublette recreation destination by 22 feet, it likely won’t weigh water-saving alternatives.
Wyoming Water Development Office
Study finds poor foundation and materials, but irrigators’ costs won’t go up for 8,000-acre-foot project serving 33 subscribers.
Lawmakers seek “beneficial use” label for drought mitigation, security against downstream demands.
$12.7 million plan would allow 94 irrigators to raise 530 more cows in the drainage. Conservation alternatives have not been completely weighed.