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Northeast Wyoming River Basins 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 Northeast River Basins. 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 intent of this summary report is to describe the planning study in sufficient detail for the reader to gain a general understanding of the investigations that were performed and the results of those investigations. For detailed information on a specific topic the reader is directed to the technical memorandum prepared for that topic. References used in preparing the technical memoranda are not repeated in this summary report. These references are presented in the individiual technical memoranda.

Final Report - Table of Contents

The 2002 Northeast Wyoming River Basins 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. In addition, the Final Report contains download options for both high resolution and low resolution PDF. The high resolution documents provide high quality images and photos and are recommended for printing purposes, while the low resolution documents have a smaller file size and are recommended for viewing. Please note the size of the file when deciding which to view or print.

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--- 11,857 kb 25,190 kb Final Report (Entire Document)

4 kb 80 kb 1,929 kb Cover / Table of Contents
265 kb 592 kb 1,761 kb Chapter I - Introduction
1,408 kb 5,391 kb 10,458 kb Chapter II - Basin Water Use Profile
2,139 kb 5,132 kb 9,324 kb Chapter III - Available Surface Water and Groundwater Determination
235 kb 229 kb 259 kb Chapter IV - Demand Projections
169 kb 456 kb 1,469 kb Chapter V - Future Water Use Opportunities

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