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Hydrogeologic study shows need for reduced groundwater use

 

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A black pickup truck sits on the west side of the Pine Bluffs Post Office April 1 after a prankster wrapped the vehicle in plastic.

The Wyoming State Engineer's Office (WSEO) released a hydrogeologic study of the Laramie County Control Area (LCCA) last week, showing graphs and presenting scenarios aiming to address concerns of groundwater.

The consensus of the study is the reduction of groundwater withdrawal is needed.

"If groundwater withdrawals continue to increase, expect there to be areas in the county (both localized outside of, and within, the LCCA) where groundwater extraction becomes impractical," a section of the study summarizes.

The study presented potential management goals under three main categories: "1) a...



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