Melodie Edwards Dams Could Protect Ranchers From Climate Change's Drought…But Could They Also Contribute To It? By Melodie Edwards • Jul 2, 2019 Listen Listening... / It's late May in Wyoming. It snowed last night, and more snow is predicted. That's why it's good that Big Piney Rancher Chad Espenscheid is behind the wheel of the truck. The roads are sloppy and Middle Piney Creek is running high.