Wyoming State Water Plan
Wyoming State Water Plan
Wyoming Water Development Office
6920 Yellowtail Rd
Cheyenne, WY 82002
The facilitator opened the meeting by introducing members of the planning team, state officials and local legislators. Members of the Colorado River Basin Coordinating Council (CRBCC) introduced themselves as did members of the audience.
Each element of the evening's agenda was introduced, as well as ground rules and the use of consensus for decision making.
Citizen Involvement and Wyoming's Water Plan 2000
Evan Green gave a slide presentation on the new water planning process approved recently by the Wyoming State Legislature. Evan also summarized the results and lessons learned from the Bear River Basin feasibility project conducted in 1998. Accessibility to electronic media via the internet was described and a description of the Water Resources Data System was explained. Evan also explained the function and membership of the CRBCC and their past and proposed role with the Basin Advisory Group (BAG).
Green River Basin Advisory Group
The proposed process for development of a Basin Advisory Group for the Green River Basin was described by the facilitator. It was proposed that membership on the Committee be able to represent as much as possible the 14 issues that arose from a water planning questionnaire published in January of 1998. These issues were presented and briefly described as follows:
Participants were then asked if there were other issues that should be explored by the Basin Advisory Group in the development of a plan. These are listed below:
At this point in the meeting, participants were asked to discuss a proposal from the CRBCC that the BAG membership be represented by the following interests:
After considerable discussion, the participants agreed to discuss and evaluate the following six alternatives for determining membership on the BAG:
Alternative #4 emerged as the alternative with the least dissent among participants. The alternative was clarified to include open public participation with a core group described as above serving as the BAG. Audience participation will be encouraged as will the presence of agency representatives to help the group with technical issues. The BAG will alternate meetings around the Basin to encourage local participation in their discussions.
Participants who agree to become members of the BAG will be identified at the next meeting after receipt of their concurrence to serve with the group.