Wyoming Water Development Commission
The Wyoming Water Development Program was established in 1975 to promote the optimal development of the state's human, industrial, mineral, agricultural, water and recreational resources. In 1979 the Wyoming Water Development Commission (WWDC) was established to implement the water development program and to conduct water and related resource planning. WWDC is the sponsor of this project.
Weather Modification Incorporated
Weather Modificaiton Incorporated (WMI) is a privately held company incorporated in 1961 that provides weather modification equipment and services, cloud microphysical research, air pollution monitoring and aircraft modification. WMI is based in Fargo, North Dakota and conducts the operational component of this program.
Heritage Environmental Consultants LLC
Heritage Environmental Consultants LLC is based in Denver, Colorado and is in charge of permitting activities for this project. Heritage specializes in environmental impact assessment, threatened and endangered species consultation, and local, state, and federal permitting. Permitting activities for the WWMPP include both Federal and State land-based permits, including environmental impact assessments.
National Center for Atmospheric Science - Research Applications Laboratory - Hydrometeorology Applications Program - Precipitation Enhancement Group (lead evaluator, experimental design)
NCAR is a non-profit research and development center based in Boulder, Colorado sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The precipitation enhancement group at NCAR/RAL leads the evaluation of this project.
Desert Research Institute – Atmospheric Sciences Division (snow collection - trace chemistry analysis for silver detection)
The members of the DRI Division of Atmospheric Sciences conduct fundamental and applied research into both natural atmospheric processes and air quality issues of regional, national, and planetary interest. DRI / DAS is located in Reno, Nevada and will be providing silver trace analysis for evaluation purposes.
University of Wyoming – Department of Atmospheric Science (independent studies of seeded and unseeded storms using ground-based and airborne observations)
The Department of Atmospheric Science (ATSC) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science seeks to advance understanding and knowledge of the atmosphere by providing excellent education, research, and service in the atmospheric sciences. ATSC faculty and staff maintain an international distinction for excellence in the following areas: cloud and aerosol physics and chemistry, boundary layer processes, mesoscale meteorology, stratospheric aerosols and gases, atmosphere-biosphere interactions, and has excelled in developing in-situ and remotely sensed airborne/balloon-borne instrumentation and observing systems.
University of Alabama – College of Engineering (the effects of weather modification on streamflow)
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering's comprehensive programs are future-focused and founded on UA's long tradition of excellence. Civil engineering is one of UA's oldest programs, offering many specialties. Students work with the latest materials and technologies to design buildings, develop transportation networks, and enhance environmental systems for a sustainable world.
Additional Funding Partners
University of Wyoming – Office of Water Programs
Created by the Wyoming State Legislature, the UW Office of Water Programs (OWP) is charged with identifying research needs of State and Federal agencies regarding Wyoming's water resources and serving as a point of coordination to encourage water-related research activities by the University of Wyoming. The OWP administers the Wyoming Water Research Program (WRP), including activities under the National Institutes of Water Resources. The WRP has funded several ancillary glaciogenic cloud seeding research projects complementary to the WWMPP.
Southern Nevada Water Authority
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is a cooperative agency formed in 1991 to address Southern Nevada's unique water needs on a regional basis. SNWA officials are charged with managing the region's water resources and providing for Las Vegas Valley residents' and businesses' present and future water needs. With Colorado River water currently representing 90% of SNWA's water supply, the SNWA partners with other Colorado River Basin states to optimize and enhance Colorado River water supplies.
The Central Arizona Project (CAP)
The Central Arizona Project (CAP) delivers Colorado River water via a 335 aqueduct system to customers in Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima Counties in Arizona, home to 80% of Arizona's population. The CAP diverts more than 1.6 million acre-feet annually, providing water to cities, towns, irrigation districts, Native American communities, and stores water underground for future use during times of drought or shortage. The CAP manages its Colorado River resources for current and future residents in central Arizona. We continually seek collaborative approaches with our partners in the Colorado River Basin to protect and augment the water supplies in the Colorado River system.
Colorado River Board of California -
Six Agency Committee
The Six Agency Committee was created in 1950 through an agreement among Palo Verde Irrigation District, Coachella Valley Water District, San Diego County Water Authority, Imperial Irrigation District, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The Six Agency Committee provides funding to support actions to safeguard the members' rights and interests in the Colorado River System and for the Colorado River Board of California. Ongoing projects include working with entities from other states to fund Tamarisk (Salt Cedar) and Russian Olive evapotranspiration studies, and Weather Modification Projects in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.