Putting a Dollar Value on Bighorn Flows

As arguments over whether Bighorn River water should stay in Bighorn Lake intensify, Brett French digs up some interesting data surrounding how much money — $14.25 million — anglers bring to the local economy. “Figures compiled by FWP put use in 2005 at 43,322 nonresident anglers and 25,142 resident anglers just on the upper section of the river, the most popular portion, which sees about three-quarters of total angler use when compared with the rest of the stream.” In the Billings Gazette.

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