Draft results of a hydrogeologic study in Laramie County indicate that water is being used at different rates, in different parts of the county.
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.
State Engineer Pat Tyrrell says what they’ve found so far is somewhat reassuring.
“It does appear that most of the drawdown issues are localized,” Tyrrell said. “And that’s a good result to know.”