The Bighorn: Wyoming Water, Montana Fish

September 12, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Though the Yellowtail dam was built on the promise of more tourism for Wyoming, instead it produced a world-class fishery in a neighboring state, and with water at an increasing premium, that has Wyoming residents wondering whether the loss of 73 ranches was worth the price. Ruffin Prevost writes about the history of the Yellowtail Dam — which controls flows into the Bighorn River in Montana — and its impact on Wyoming communities in today’s Billings Gazette.