state engineer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Laramie County water study shows varied rates of drawdown http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-county-water-study-shows-varied-rates-drawdown <p>Draft results of a hydrogeologic study in Laramie County indicate that water is being used at different rates, in different parts of the county.</p><p>The State Engineer’s office undertook the study because of water shortages in the area. They wanted to find out why water levels have been declining, and whether the drawdowns are equally bad everywhere.</p><p>State Engineer Pat Tyrrell says what they’ve found so far is somewhat reassuring.</p><p>“It does appear that most of the drawdown issues are localized,” Tyrrell said. “And that’s a good result to know.”</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:10:32 +0000 Willow Belden 52679 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie County water study shows varied rates of drawdown Aquifer study could lead to water use restrictions in Laramie County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/aquifer-study-could-lead-water-use-restrictions-laramie-county <p>The state engineer says Laramie County residents could see new restrictions on groundwater use in the future.</p><p>Much of the county gets its water from the Ogallala Aquifer, which is being depleted faster than it can recharge. The state engineer’s office is launching a study to figure out what would happen to the aquifer if current water use continues.</p><p></p><p>State Engineer Pat Tyrrell says it’s important to come up with a management plan before the water runs out.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:49:48 +0000 Willow Belden 38274 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Aquifer study could lead to water use restrictions in Laramie County