Wyoming Water Development Office

Water developers want to construct an $80 million, 264-foot-high dam on the West Fork of Battle Creek south of Rawlins. This artist’s conception shows what the reservoir would look like in a Google Earth rendition. (Wyoming Water Development Office)

Whether habitat-focused mitigation efforts would offset damage ‘is not known,’ state wildlife agency says Wyoming Game and Fish Department comments cast doubt on irrigators’ claims that a 264-foot-high dam proposed in Carbon County will benefit fisheries, riparian zones and wetland-wildlife...
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Newcastle’s public works personnel worked throughout the night on
March 9 into the morning of March 10 to repair a water main break.
The break was reported at about 8 p.m. and the water was turned
back on by 5:30 a.m. The break did cause a late start for Weston
County School District No. 1.
Water issues have been plaguing Newcastle for some time, and according to the city’s public works supervisor, the most recent water main break resulted in a late start for schools in Weston County School District No. 1 on Friday, March 10.    The leak leading to the late start on Friday was...
PINEDALE —Wyoming’s water – whether it runs too high, too low or not at all – seems to be the single most important statewide topic of the season.  With irrigation shut down for autumn, livestock returning to home ranches or new and larger ponds setting a serene landscape, Wyoming’s focus on water...

The LaPrele Dam near Douglas, built in 1909, is now considered at risk of catastrophic failure. Money to build the dam would be provided under a request from the Wyoming Water Development Office to the Legislature. (Photo by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile)

Water agency seeks $281 million for dams, domestic supply, other projects   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   In what could be one of the biggest requests to the Legislature in years, state water development officials are eyeing $281 million or more to fund agricultural irrigation works, dams...
Seven state buildings decontaminated as 40 employees test COVID-19 positive   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle  Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – At least 40 state employees have tested positive for COVID-19 during the past week, as the number of active virus cases in Wyoming continued its...

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