The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Sheridan County has just released the latest snowpack report that shows that both the Tongue River and Clear Creek drainages are below average. NRCS District Conservationist Andrew Cassiday.
Cassiday says that the next month will determine whether we have a water shortage or not later in the year.
The final snowpack report for Sheridan County will be released in early May. Last year much of the state, including northeast Wyoming incurred a record snowpack, which lead to spring flooding and millions of dollars in damage. Barring an unusual amount of snowfall this month, it appears that state and local officials will be less worried about flooding this spring, and more concerned about a possible water shortage this summer.