The fact is that all resources in the state are owned by the state.
Tell it to the Army Corps of Engineers, the EPA, and the President. And don’t forget the battle Andy Johnson has been having with the EPA (federal, not state) out in Wyoming. The State of Wyoming told him he could build his pond. The feds are up to over $20 million in fines they claim Johnson owes them for his federal violation(s). I don’t know legally who’s right, but one thing’s certain: the feds most clearly believe that might makes right and are demonstrating that on an increasing basis. The most recent update I could find on that case was just a couple of weeks ago: