Flood Outlook Remains Low

(Image courtesy of Doug and Trudy Bahm)
(Image courtesy of Doug and Trudy Bahm)

The final spring snowmelt flood potential outlook for Wyoming was released Wednesday. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

While mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents
across central through western Wyoming continue to be well above average, the Powder and Tongue River Basins can expect a generally low potential for flooding from springtime runoff.

The information comes from Hydrologist Jim Fahey with the National Weather Service in Riverton. Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Bruce Edwards says that the potential for flooding is monitored by stream gauges that are placed in various waterways throughout Sheridan County and personal observations.

Edwards said that although there is currently a low potential for flooding from springtime snowmelt, a lot can change in the next month that could alter that prediction.

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