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 25. PROJECT:Crow Creek Groundwater Recharge
SPONSOR:Laramie County Conservation District
LOCATION:Laramie County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 79 1988 I $150,000 1990
Level II 123 1990 I $1,000 1992
Level II 43 1992 I $1,000 1994
Level II 82 1998 I * 2000
*A block appropriation of $15,000 was made for all hold projects.

In 1986 Laramie County submitted an application to the WWDC requesting a flood control and groundwater recharge study for the Crow Creek drainage. Laramie County indicated development in Cheyenne has aggravated flooding problems on Crow Creek. The flood control portion of the study was completed in 1989 and developed flood control plans for Crow Creek below Cheyenne, Dry Creek, and Allison Draw.

The groundwater recharge portion of the study was completed in 1990, concluding that without Cheyenne wastewater effluent there was a limited amount of water available for recharge. Stream gaging equipment was installed in the Carpenter area to better quantify the volume of water available.

In 1997 the Laramie County Conservation District applied to WWDC for assistance in developing inexpensive spreader dikes, and other facilities, to economically induce recharge from Crow Creek into the alluvial aquifer near Carpenter. Their application was rejected because a conservation district is not a suitable entity, but the project was placed on hold to allow WWDC staff to provide technical support.

The WWDC recommends that the project be retained at Level II-Hold status.

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