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Irrigation issues are explored in five evening programs in Powell and Cody. The sessions are presented by UW CES, Park County Conservation Districts and the Park County Weed and Pest Control District.

All programs begin at 7 p.m. Powell programs are at the Park County Fairgrounds' UW CES meeting room. Cody programs are in the EOC room in the Park County Courthouse basement.

"Water 101 — Irrigation in Wyoming" sessions are:

State water law discussion. Landis Weber, commissioner in the Wyoming State Engineer's Office, and John Lawson, area manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, discuss management of regional waters and Buffalo Bill Reservoir (Wednesday in Powell and March 14 in Cody).

How gravity-fed systems work by Bryant Startin, manager of Shoshone Irrigation District, and Dan Hausel, manager of Heart Mountain Irrigation District (March 7 in Powell and March 16 in Cody).

Startin discusses what irrigation districts are (March 9 in Powell and March 21 in Cody).

There is a farmer-rancher panel answering questions from the public (March 10 in Powell and March 23 in Cody).

UW irrigation specialist Axel Garcia discusses how much water pasture grasses need and the relationship between soil texture and water. Participants will learn water master responsibilities (March 14 in Powell and March 28 in Cody).

For more information, contact Sandra Frost at 307-754-8836 or at sfrost1@uwyo.edu.

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