The drainage of Spotted Horse Creek, Dead Horse Creek and Wild Horse Creek head east of the
Powder River and are tributary to the Powder River. These three watersheds make up the watershed
study area to be considered.
The Three Horses Watershed supports some limited irrigated as well as dryland agriculture,
however, cattle production is the primary agricultural industry in the watershed.
Due to recent activity involving coalbed methane exploration and extraction, the Conservation
Districts are interested in evaluating the cumulative impacts to the watershed due to these activities.
This project will include an analysis of these impacts as well as making full use of any other existing
studies available for a complete watershed plan.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No further legislative action is required at this time.