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Wyoming Getting Screwed In Colorado River Pact; Too Many People Using Wyoming Water, Observers Say

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Flaming Gorge in Wyoming, one of the headwaters of the Colorado River. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Corbis via Getty Images)

A Wyoming state senator and a Colorado water expert say Wyoming is getting stiffed on the Colorado River Compact. They say the 100-year-old compact has very little benefit to Wyoming.

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Water Experts: Wyoming Can’t Avoid Potential ‘Doomsday’ Colorado River Crisis

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Severe drought has nearly dried up parts of Lake Powell, which is fed by the Colorado River. (Getty Images)

Although the prolonged drought along the Colorado River may seem to be the troubles of other states, it has a big impact on Wyoming. Roughly 90% of the Colorado River’s water comes from snowpack in Wyoming and the other upper basin states. 

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