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Wyoming River Basin Planning. By Jodie Pavlica Project Manager Wyoming Water Development Office. Presentation Topics. The First Round of River Basin Planning The Framework Basin Advisory Groups Timeline. The First Round of River Basin Planning. Seven Basins

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Wyoming river basin planning

Wyoming River Basin Planning

By Jodie Pavlica

Project Manager

Wyoming Water Development Office


Presentation topics

Presentation Topics

  • The First Round of River Basin Planning

  • The Framework

  • Basin Advisory Groups

  • Timeline


The first round of river basin planning

The First Round of River Basin Planning

  • Seven Basins

  • Started in the summer of 1999

  • The last one will be completed early in 2006


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The First Round of River Basin Planning

  • Public participation has been a large component of the plans

  • Basin Advisory Groups (BAGs)

    • Develop basin issues list

    • Review draft products

    • Assist in the development of Future Water Use Opportunities


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The First Round of River Basin Planning

  • Bear – Forsgren Associates, Inc.

  • Green – States West Water Resources Corporation

  • NE & PT – HKM Engineering, Inc.

  • Wind/Big Horn – BRS, Inc.

  • Snake/Salt – Sunrise Engineering, Inc.

  • Platte – Trihydro Corporation


What was included

Project Meetings

Basin Water Use Profile

Surface and Ground Water Determination

Demand Projections

Future Water Use Opportunity

Discretionary Task

Basin Planning Report

What was Included?


The framework

The Framework

What is it?

  • The Framework Water Plan will consolidate the data developed for the seven individual plans into a single statewide water plan.


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The Framework

What will it provide?

  • It will provide a statewide perspective for water resource planners

  • It will set the course for the next five years

  • It will include a statewide presentation tool that is internet based


Challenges of the framework

Challengesof the Framework

  • GIS

  • Summarizing the data developed for the plans

  • Determining the best way to address differences in the data


End products of the framework

End Products of the Framework

  • Recommendations for inclusion of ground water in the next round of basin plan

  • Recommendations on how to address water rights in the next round

  • Outline any data that needs to be added or corrected

  • Other recommendations for the next round of River Basin Planning


What will change for the bags

What will change for the BAGs?

  • The BAGs will be asked to appoint a representative

  • The representative will attend progress review meetings at 5%, 50%, and 90% completion of the study


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What will change for the BAGs?

  • The representative can be reimbursed for mileage and travel expenses

  • Consultants will not attend every meeting


What is the timeline

What is the timeline?

  • Notice to Proceed will be issued February 2006

  • Consultants will attend the summer and fall 2006 BAG meetings

  • Final Report will be due June 2007


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