The Wyoming Water Development Commission
During the Fall and Winter of 2003, the Wyoming Water Development
Commission (WWDC) conducted a survey of all known irrigation districts
and canal companies in the State of Wyoming. The response to this
survey was much improved from the previous 2001 Irrigation Survey. The
WWDC is grateful for the cooperation of all the entities that
participated in this survey.
2003 Wyoming Irrigation Systems Report
The results of this survey have been summarized in the following
reports. The irrigation districts
and/or the canal companies provided all information included in these
reports. Data was checked
and verified only if there was a conflict or obvious discrepancy noted
in the data entry process.
Some districts and companies responded with incomplete information or
indicated that some of the
questions did not apply to their operation. Therefore, some data may
not appear for certain entities.
If more specific or more current data are required, users should
contact the individual districts and companies.
The WWDC hopes these reports are beneficial to Wyoming irrigation
districts, canal companies, agencies,
and water users. If the information is not correct for your entity,
please send correction to the WWDC
as the database will be updated on a regular basis.
The 2003 Irrigation Systems Survey Report consists of five separate
reports, each of which is explained
in detail within the following Key to Irrigation Systems Survey
Report. This key identifies
and defines the individual fields in the reports. Codes used in various
fields are explained at the
beginning of the survey.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future
surveys, please contact Jon Wade of the
Wyoming Water Development Commission, 6920Yellowtail Rd, Cheyenne WY
82002 or call
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2003 WWDC KEY TO IRRIGATION SYSTEMS SURVEY REPORTS
Report #1: Mailing Information:
This report contains the status, contact person, mailing address,
division, and phone
number for each entity. Entities that didn't respond to the 2003 survey
incorrect contact information.
Report #2: Diversion/Conveyance:
This data refers to the entity's water supply, diversions,
conveyances, and return flows.
The individual fields are defined as follows:
|| The surface source of an entity's water supply.
|| How the surface source is diverted.
|| Capacity in cubic feet per second (cfs) for the
|| Primary conveyance system used by the entity.
|| Capacity of the conveyance system in cubic feet per
||Length in miles of the primary conveyance system.
||Indicates if there are flows returning to the ditch from
to the system.
||Estimated percentage loss of the system.
Report #3: Usage and Storage:
This report contains information pertaining to water usage, storage,
and the size in acres of the
irrigation company or district. The individual fields are defined as
|# of Acres:
||Number of acres in the irrigation district or canal
|# Acres Irrigated:
||Number of acres irrigated in the district or company.
|# of Users:
||Number of individual irrigators in the irrigation
district or canal company.
||Indicates if users outside of the district/company are
served by the entity.
||Users served outside the entity.
||Amount of storage owned by the entity.
||Name of storage facility.
Report #4: Operations:
This report consists of the entity's budget and other data relating
to the system's operation. The individual fields are defined as
||How the water users are assessed for the entity's
|Assessment Per Acre:
||$ per acre calculation based on total number of acres and
entity's budget amount.
||Approximate value of the entity's budget in dollars.
||Indicates if the entity has another source of income.
||Indicates the number of seasonal and full time employees
in two separate data columns.
||Yes or no, if the entity has an existing debt.
|Date Debt Retirement:
||Date the debt will be retired if applicable.
|Board of Directors:
||Indicates if a board of directors governs the entity.
Report #5: General Information:
This report contains information pertaining to the entity's
participation in conservation and any
problems the entity has encountered. The individual fields are defined
||Yes or no, if the entity has water conservation measures
||Yes or no, if the entity provides habitat or other
beneficial factors to the wildlife in the immediate area.
||Problems encountered by the entity.