Clear Creek Water Storage Study Enters Level II

Clear Creek at Buffalo.
Clear Creek at Buffalo.

The Study for the feasibility of a storage project within the Clear Creek drainage has officially entered Level II, now that the entities involved have hosted a meeting to inform the public of where the study is at and where it will be going.

Representatives from States West Water Resources, the Wyoming Water Development Office and the Lake DeSmet Conservation District explained to those gathered Wednesday night that the study will be roughly a year-long and will analyze and select a few possible sites for a reservoir on the watershed. They expect a draft report to be ready in July of 2012, according to Jason Mead, with the Wyoming Water Development Office.

He explains more about the project.

Mead said there will be more public informational meetings every few months, when data becomes available.

Mead added that the storage study on the Clear Creek Drainage has a good chance of becoming reality, but nothing is guaranteed. The study has already passed Level I and moved into Level II based on findings in the first level. Level II has three phases to complete before Level III can begin, which would be construction if a feasible site is found.

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