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Bear River Basin Water Plan
Final Report


As authorized by the Wyoming Water Development Commission in its contract scope of work, this planning document presents current and proposed (estimated) future uses of water in Wyoming's Bear River Basin. Uses to be inventoried include agricultural, municipal, industrial, environmental, and recreation. Both surface and ground water uses, as well as overall water quality are described. Given current uses, the availability of surface and ground water to meet future requirements is estimated. To lay the groundwork for future water development, a review of the current institutional and legal framework facing such projects is presented. Finally, thoughts are given to guide implementation of the water planning process.

The structure of this final report is to present findings in enough detail to explain the overall plan without deluging the reader in technical minutiae. Technical memoranda have been prepared which delve into the many individual topics in detail, and it is to these documents the reader should turn for answers to questions about details, methods, and for selected references. No separate list of citations is provided herein other than for the Technical Memoranda (which, individually, contain complete bibliographies).

Final Report - Table of Contents

The 2001 Bear River Basin Water Plan Final Report is listed in the table below. The plan may be viewed in either html or PDF. The PDF version requires Adobe Acrobat® Reader. If you do not already have this program on your computer, please visit Adobe's Website to download a free copy.

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1,342 kb 3,234 kb Final Report (Entire Document)

236 kb 532 kb Chapter I - Executive Summary
116 kb 1,112 kb Chapter II - Introduction
440 kb 1,012 kb Chapter III - Basin Water Use Profile
211 kb 815 kb Chapter IV - Basin Water Quality Profile
290 kb 1,079 kb Chapter V - Available Water Determination
221 kb 1,380 kb Chapter VI - Demand Projections and Future Water Use Activities
3 kb 500 kb Chapter VII - Continued Planning Process

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