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 23. PROJECT:Corner Mountain Test Well
SPONSOR:Corner Mountain Water & Sewer District
LOCATION:Albany County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 8 1995 I $25,000 1996
Level II 15 1996 I Hold 1998
Level II 46 1997 I $350,000 1998
Level II 36 2000 I $130,000 2002

Formation of the Corner Mountain Water and Sewer District was prompted by the WWDC Level I Study which explored alternatives for providing a community source of water. The district is located near the community of Centennial in Albany County and encompasses 12 subdivisions and adjacent tracts along Libby Creek and the North Fork of the Little Laramie River. Permanent and summer residents obtain water from shallow alluvial wells, springs, or haul water. Well water is mostly of a quality deemed useful for washing and flushing toilets only. The Level I study ultimately concluded that a groundwater source was the most feasible source supply.

Two test wells drilled in early 1999 revealed valuable subsurface information in the geologically complex terrain which underlies Corner Mountain development . The exploration effort was seeking a deeper ground water source than that presently utilized such as that source supply utilized for Centennial (Casper Formation) or for the town of Elk Mountain (Cloverly Formation).

The Corner Mountain Water & Sewer District continues Level II exploration drilling for a source well to supply the district. As a result of the previous test well drilling, it is recommended that a new test well target the Cloverly Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous). This formation has the best aquifer potential.

No legislative action required.

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