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116.PROJECT:Wind River Export Study
LEVEL:New Application
LOCATION:Fremont County
PROGRAM:New Development

The North Platte River has experienced increased pressure through the Endangered Species Act and the Section 7 Consultation actions required by the US Fish & Wildlife for North Platte River depletions. The Tribes are interested in marketing a portion of their decreed water. The state and Tribes are interested in determining the least environmentally damaging and most economic route and means for diverting water from the Wind River system to the North Platte River. The study will evaluate the potentials of alternative power sources as well as power generation potentials.

The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated in the New Development Program at Level I with an appropriation of $175,000.

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