Flaming Gorge pipeline: Wyoming Water Development director says many opposed to the project do not understand that it will be Colorado water under the Colorado River Compact

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From the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Bill McCarthy):

“There was a lot of hysteria and bad information,” Mike Purcell told a joint meeting of the Water Development Commission and the Legislature’s Select Committee on Water Development…

Purcell told the two boards that there likely will be people at today’s meeting who want to be heard on the issue. The Water Development Commission and the Legislature’s Select Committee on Water Development meet again at 8:30 a.m. today. “We like Colorado water flowing through our state” because it adds to things such as recreational activities and wildlife habitat, he said. But Colorado could call for the water it is entitled to under the seven-state compact.

The Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting Tuesday in Rock Springs about the proposal…Army Corps officials also extended the written public comment period for an environmental impact statement through July 27. The environmental study is expected to take at least three years.

More Coyote Gulch coverage here and here.

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