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Worland Field Office
Release Date: 05/10/13
Contacts: Peggy Truman    

BLM Worland Seeks Input on Big Horn Basin Water Pipeline Development

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Worland Field Office is seeking public comments on the proposed water pipeline and water storage tank. The project is on public land in the Big Horn Basin north of the Town of Ten Sleep.

The Town of Ten Sleep submitted a right-of-way application across public lands for the proposed construction of approximately 2310.0 feet of buried transmission/distribution water pipelines; 1659.0 feet of access road and a 200’ X 300’ water storage tank site containing 4.661 acres more or less. The proposed water storage tank and respective pipelines will provide the Town of Ten Sleep with a safe and reliable water supply and water storage. The 200,000 gallon water storage tank will also provide the necessary amount of water storage to meet fire safety requirements and a safe water supply for South Circle Estates subdivision. South Circle will install a pipeline from the proposed water storage tank to the subdivision authorized under a separate ROW. The water storage tank location is approximately .66 miles north of the Town of Ten Sleep and .58 miles east of the Town of Ten Sleep – Hyattville Road.

The Worland Field Office will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the impacts of the proposed projects. Information, including maps of the area, can be found on the website at

Public input is valuable early in the process and will enable the BLM Worland Field Office to develop a well-informed EA. Comments should be submitted by June 10 and may be emailed to; please include Town of Ten Sleep Water project in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Worland Field Office, Attn: Holly Elliott, 101 S. 23rd St., Worland, WY 82401.

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.  

For more information, please contact Worland Field Office, Planning and Environmental Coordinator Holly Elliott at 307-347-5193.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Worland Field Office   101 S 23rd Street      Worland, Wyoming 82401  

Last updated: 05-10-2013