JACKSON - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be participating in a public hearing on 10 instream flow water right applications in the Hoback and Greys River watersheds. The hearing will be held at the Jackson regional office, 420 N. Cache, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10.
The hearing is being held by the State Engineer’s Office to receive comments and evidence of injury or benefit to existing water rights. For each application, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department conducted detailed fishery and habitat studies in the proposed stream segment and developed recommendations for flow needed to sustain habitat for native Snake River cutthroat trout. The hearing will include a presentation on the findings of these studies as well as a report by the Wyoming Water Development Office on the availability of natural stream flows to satisfy the requested water rights. (Contact: Robin Kepple 307-777-4523)