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Bear River Basin Water Plan
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
Website to download a free copy.