Western Governors’ Association: Governors earn long-sought victory as Army Corps withdraws ‘Surplus Water Rule’

Western Governors have won a significant victory in their years-long fight to preserve state authority to manage, allocate and protect their water resources. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Dec. 4 announced the rescission of its policy guidance, also known as the “Surplus Water Rule,” requiring municipal and industrial water users to acquire a water storage contract with the Corps before being granted access to Corps reservoirs. Learn more about the ruling and the Governors’ long-running policy work on the WGA website.


The Western Governors’ Association represents the Governors of the 22 westernmost states and territories. The association is an instrument of the Governors for bipartisan policy development, information exchange and collective action on issues of critical importance to the western U.S.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.