Sheridan, Wy –
Sheridan county has bought 50 acre feet of water from two big horn reservoirs. County commissioner Steve Maier says the county is looking ahead partly because of growth and partly because of climate. Maier says population growth is projected at around 1 to 3 percent which is not so much a concern for water resources. But they want to shore up their reserves. He also says the purchase of water from Dome Lake in particular is a coup for the county because it is privately owned.