Water Development Commission

The Ambursen-style design LaPrele dam consists of a series of concrete walls — or “fins” — to support an angled, flat slab on the reservoir side.  The design is prone to catastrophic failure, according to engineers.  (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile.)

Gov. seeks fed funds to fix ailing dam, wrangles with water developers   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Gov. Mark Gordon has asked for federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law money to fix the dangerous LaPrele Dam as he wrangles with state water developers over priorities for hundreds of...
Water bills spend millions on dangerous, aging infrastructure   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Lawmakers appropriated $24.3 million for water development, earmarking significant funding to rebuild the old and suspect LaPrele Dam above Douglas and repair a domestic water line to Midwest and...

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