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116.PROJECT:Upper Wind River Storage
LOCATION:Fremont County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 36 2000 I $200,000 2002

The court decisions associated with the Big Horn General Adjudication case have effectively increased the competition for water in the Wind River drainage. This study effort will look at storage potential to alleviate the anticipated future shortages that will occur when the Tribes fully activate their decreed award. Over the years numerous storage sites have been identified in the Wind River drainage. This study will screen the previously identified sites and determine the least environmentally damaging potential reservoir development that will provided the supplemental water needed in the Wind River drainage.

This study is continuing, with the final report to be submitted at the end of October 2001. To date the demands for water have been evaluated and reservoir sites reviewed. A major result of this study will be to identify potential reservoir sites and develop a short list of sites which can address the water needs and which are practical to permit and construct.

No legislative action required.

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