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By David Martin

Senator's bill impacts Fontenelle Reservoir


October 31, 2018

A bill passed in Washington, D.C., will impact the Fontenelle Reservoir.

Provisions in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 will allow for the expansion of water storage at the reservoir, as well as support other water projects throughout Wyoming. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso was one of the bill’s authors and its sponsor.

He is also the chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works The act was passed by a 99-1 vote in the Senate Oct. 10, with the only dissenting vote coming from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).

For Fontenelle, it would mean an expansion of between 100...

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