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The Department of the Interior is allocating over $31 million to all 23 Wyoming counties to maintain public lands as part of the annual Payments in Lieu of Taxes funding. The Department of the Interior announced that 23 local governments in Wyoming will receive $31.5 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (P.I.L.T.) funding for…

Today, the Department of the Interior announced “$25.5 million” in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds for “WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants” in an effort to “safeguard local water supplies” in the face of severe western drought. Eight western states will be awarded funding for fourteen projects to “help local communities improve water use efficiency” by…

Boaters planning an excursion at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir will launch and load at “your own risk,” as low water levels have fully exposed the Lake Shore Dock. As temperatures stay consistently warm, many boaters are looking forward to a water excursion on the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. And while nothing’s stopping boating, getting their boats…

The Bureau of Reclamation is holding an important meeting at the Park County Fairgrounds to discuss water and the Buffalo Bill Reservoir in 2022. The Bureau of Reclamation will host a public Buffalo Bill Reservoir Water Information Meeting in Powell on Tuesday, Mar. 15 at 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss…

No basin in the Bighorn Basin is expected to reach capacity in 2022, which isn’t a promising sign for a region that’s already “abnormally dry.” The Bureau of Reclamation released its snowmelt forecast on Thursday, Jan. 13. In the report, the spring runoff of each river in the Bighorn Basin is calculated to determine how…

Thanks to a joint effort between the B.L.M. and the State of Wyoming, the Cottonwood Creek Mine near Cody is returning to its natural state. The Bureau of Land Management partnered with the State of Wyoming in 2021 to reclaim a hazardous mine near Cody, improving public safety and the health of public lands. The…

The Buffalo Bill Reservoir will not reach capacity this year, as the Bighorn Basin continues to endure drought conditions and less snowpack runoff in 2021. On June 22, the Bureau of Reclamation released its snowmelt forecast for Bighorn River Basin. Across the board, forecast volume for reservoirs throughout the Bighorn Basin are below the 30-year…

As the flow of water from the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and into the Shoshone River increases, Cody residents are asked to stay safe near the rushing water. Every spring, snowmelt from the mountains flows into the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. To ensure that runoff is contained without damaging the reservoir, flushing flows occur downstream into the…


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