water rights http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Colorado Basin states cut back water flow to deal with low reservoir levels http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/colorado-basin-states-cut-back-water-flow-deal-low-reservoir-levels <p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:41:39 +0000 Irina Zhorov 45480 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Colorado Basin states cut back water flow to deal with low reservoir levels New water rights bill would allow holders to change use, help fish http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-water-rights-bill-would-allow-holders-change-use-help-fish <p>Representative Rosie Berger of Big Horn is sponsoring a bill that would allow water rights holders to temporarily change their use to benefit certain fisheries areas in the state.</p><p>Under current law, if a private citizen wants to restore in-stream-flow on his property, he must permanently donate his water rights to the state. Also, holders can lose their water rights if they don’t use them to their full extent. Berger’s bill would allow holders to retain water rights, even if they stop irrigating part-way through the summer… thus leaving more water for the fish.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:10:09 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31861 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New water rights bill would allow holders to change use, help fish