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Platte River Basin Update


2006 Plan


Materials from the 2006 Platte River Basin Plan can be found below by clicking on the desired chapter or section. The Plan may be viewed in either HTML or in PDF. It is recommended that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat (R) Reader to view the PDF files.

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PDF (57,075kb) Access the 2006 Platte River Basin Final Report here

PDF: LowRes(743kb)  HighRes(1373kb) Contains cover of report, glossary and acronyms/abbreviations used in the 2006 Platte River Basin Report.

PDF (886kb) The Platte River Basin Plan is the seventh and last of a series of Wyoming river basin plans pared for the Wyoming Water Development Commission (WWDC).

PDF (48,560kb) Breakdown of the various water uses in the Platte River Basin.

PDF (6,051kb) A determination of the available water resources is a significant component to Wyoming's river basin planning.

PDF (1,229kb)This chapter presents future water demant projections for the Platte River Basin for three alternative growth scenarios.

PDF (1,317kb)The purpose of this section is to identify and briefly describe issues that may potentially impact or restrict future water use opportunities in the Platte River Basin.





PDF LowRes(818kb)/HighRes(1400kb) Access the 2006 Platte River Basin Update Executive Summary here



The 2006 Platte River Basin Water Plan Technical Memoranda are listed in the table below. The memoranda may be viewed as a 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. 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 only. Please note the size of the file when deciding which to view or print.

PDF Technical Memoranda
Low Resolution High Resolution Volume I
3,406 kb 7,195 kb   Tab 1.1 - Basin Plan Mapping
--- 472 kb   Tab 2.1.1 - Federal Water Projects on North Platte River in Wyoming
--- 53 kb   Tab 2.1.2 - Platte River Basin Decrees
6,272 kb 31,066 kb   Tab 2.1.3 - Irrigation Practices, Irrigation Districts, and Agricultural Wells in the Platte River Basin in Wyoming
--- 8,211 kb   Tab 2.1.4 - Estimated Crop Consumptive Use of Irrigation Water in the Platte River Basin in Wyoming
Volume II
--- 6,607 kb   Tab 2.1.5 - Photographs of Major Surface Water Diversions
2,599 kb 5,710 kb   Tab 2.2 - Municipal and Domestic Water Use in the Platte River Basin of Wyoming
3,825 kb 6,498 kb   Tab 2.3 - Water Use for Industrial Purposes
2,283 kb 4,751 kb   Tab 2.4 - Recreational Water Use
2,905 kb 3,277 kb   Tab 2.5 - Environmental Water Use
18,758 kb 62,878 kb   Tab 2.6 - Water Use from Storage
1,136 kb 2,337 kb   Tab 3.1 - Surface Water Data Collection, Study Period Selection, and High/Low/Normal River Flow Year Determination
--- 56 kb   Tab 3.2 - Water Atlas
17,942 kb 33,954 kb   Tab 3.3 - Available Ground Water Determination
--- 286 kb   Tab 4.1 - Basin and Subbasin Allocations of Demographic and Economic Activity
--- 125 kb   Tab 4.2 - Approach
--- 246 kb   Tab 4.3 - Introduction Projected Water Use Factors for Economic Sector
--- 79 kb   Tab 5.1 - Issues Affecting Future Water Use Opportunities
--- 291 kb   Tab 5.2 - Future Water Use Opportunities
28,943 kb 62,748 kb   Tab 5.3 - Water Quality Issues








The Wyoming Water Development Commission, in cooperation with the Wyoming State Engineer's Office and the Wyoming Water Resources Data System, has created this educational resource as part of the Wyoming State Water Planning Process