The AP’s Ben Neary has a significant story this weekend about a Bureau of Reclamation analysis of how much water really is available from the Green River for an interbasin transfer being proposed by entrepreneur Aaron Million. Million thinks there is a quarter of a million acre feet a year available. While studies are ongoing, the preliminary analysis from the Bureau suggests the real number is a lot less:
Malcolm Wilson, chief of the Water Resources Group for the Bureau of Reclamation in Salt Lake City, said the bureau’s draft study doesn’t support Million’s plans.
“I think Mr. Million’s aware of our numbers, and we’re not sure where he gets his,” Wilson said. “Certainly what we saw in this study, as you can see, does not support his numbers. But maybe he has something else.”