How water issues look from upstream
November 6, 2007
A proposal to change water allocations for a ranch in Wyoming
illustrates just how complex water-management issues are becoming. The proposal would affect about 2.5 cubic feet per second -- about 1100 gallons per minute -- and it's enough that consideration has to be given to whether it would affect Wyoming's obligations to Nebraska. Agricultural applications
consume 34% of all water use
in the United States.
last revised November 2007