Buffalo Bill Reservoir Will Have Adequate Water
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Bureau of Reclamation officials say Buffalo Bill Reservoir may not fill to the brim this spring but it should have enough water to meet irrigation needs in northern Wyoming this spring and summer.
During a recent public meeting held by the bureau in Powell, officials say they are expecting 715,800 acre feet of inflow for the October 2012 through September 2013 water year.
That is below the average of 847,500 acre feet.
But officials say that the reservoir was 66 percent full this month and the current predictions for inflow from the annual runoff should provide adequate irrigation water.