This article explains how Cheyenne’s water supply is linked to the Colorado River.  Like they say:  It’s complicated.

The Little Snake flows into the Yampa River, which flows into the Green River, which then flows into the Colorado River.  Water from the Little Snake is piped under the Continental Divide near Encampment.  It reaches the North Platte from the Encampment River passing through reservoirs in the image below.  Read more>>>


If the Colorado River Option Dries Up, Cheyenne May Look Elsewhere For 70% Of Its Water

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