water monitoring http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Baseline water testing rule draws criticism from all sides http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/baseline-water-testing-rule-draws-criticism-all-sides <p></p><p>Opinion is sharply divided on a proposed rule that would require water testing at oil and gas wells before and after drilling.<br /><br /><br />The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has been taking public comment on the rule since August. Two dozen groups and individuals submitted written comments, and a handful spoke at a public hearing in Casper on Tuesday.<br /><br /><br />Bob LeResche is vice-chair of the Powder River Basin Resource Council, a group that represents landowners. He says as they stand, the rules have no teeth.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:11:36 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 48430 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Baseline water testing rule draws criticism from all sides USGS will merge Wyoming and Montana water monitoring offices http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/usgs-will-merge-wyoming-and-montana-water-monitoring-offices <p></p><p></p><p>The US Geological Survey will merge operations from their Wyoming and Montana Water Science Centers this fall.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The centers measure stream flow and quality in each state, which share two water sheds and have similar geography.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming-based USGS Hydrologist says currently, each team can only do monitoring up to the state line.<br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:42:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44402 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net USGS will merge Wyoming and Montana water monitoring offices