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UW to hold workshop on groundwater management

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Published: May. 2, 2019 at 8:43 PM CDT
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Findings from a University of Wyoming study examining the farm- and community-level effects of alternative groundwater management strategies in eastern Laramie County will be presented at a workshop Tuesday, May 7, in Cheyenne.

The workshop starts at 6 p.m. in the Laramie County Community College Pathfinder Building, room 409.

Laramie County Commissioners created a committee of groundwater users in 2012 to discuss what, if anything, should be done about declining aquifer levels above the High Plains Aquifer in eastern Laramie County.

The committee considered management strategies that would stabilize the aquifer at current levels, allow but manage the aquifer decline, or recover groundwater to earlier levels. Study results presented at the workshop explore the economic impacts of these different management strategies.

“This workshop is intended for water users but also for anybody in the region who has an interest in water management,” said Kristiana Hansen, associate professor and University of Wyoming Extension water resource economist.

For more information, contact Hansen at 307-766-3598 or kristi.hansen@uwyo.edu. To RSVP, contact Alicia Grahmann at agrahman@uwyo.edu.

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