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Land & Water Division


This comment discusses Wyoming’s water law, including groundwater and the administration of water rights throughout the state, and details how a control area is designated and the rules and regulations that pertain to a control area. Part II also addresses the LCCA and, specifically, the control area’s water use, the background leading up to the current Order, and breaks down the current Order into key segments. Finally, Part III analyzes the Order’s corrective controls and proposes recommendations to implement a control area water plan or, in the alternative, ways to improve and modify the current Order by increasing monitoring and metering, protections and penalties, and extending the timeline for data collection.

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