Wyoming River Basin Planning

Report
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
• Started in the
•
summer of 1999
The last one will be
completed early in
2006
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
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?
1. Project Meetings
2. Basin Water Use
3.
4.
Profile
Surface and Ground
Water Determination
Demand Projections
5. Future Water Use
6.
7.
Opportunity
Discretionary Task
Basin Planning
Report
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.
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
• GIS
• Summarizing the data developed for the
plans
• Determining the best way to address
differences in the data
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?
• 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
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?
• 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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