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137.PROJECT:Wind River Export Study
LOCATION:Fremont County
PROGRAM:New Development
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 36 2000 I $175,000 2002

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 and marketing it in the North Platte River system, in the Front Range area of Colorado, or in the Colorado River system. The study evaluated these export schemes plus the potential of bottling water and marketing a bottled water product. The study also evaluated the potentials of alternative power sources as well as power generation potentials.

No legislative action is necessary.

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