In 1996, $200,000 was appropriated from Water Development Account 2 for Wyoming stream
gage rehabilitation and construction. The Bureau of Reclamation and the USGS also appropriated
monies for work on these Wyoming stream gages. The improvements have been made and all
but $14,346.18 of the funds have been expended.
In 1998, a second $200,000 was appropriated for stream gage rehabilitation. However , the SEO
did not undertake any stream gage rehabilitation measures during FY 98-99 and the $200,000
reverted back to Water Development Accounts. The SEO subsequently requested another
$200,000 in funding be included in the 2000 omnibus water bill.
The SEO is required to submit an itemized accounting of expenditures with each transfer request
under the 1998 authorization, and will be required to submit annual reports and a final report
containing all information developed to date and their progress.
In 2000, a third $200,000 was appropriated from Water Development Account II for Wyoming
stream gage rehabilitation and construction for FY 00-01.
In 2002, $14,346.38 remained in the 1996 appropriation and $45,970.24 remained in the 2000
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required.