Mountain Snowpack Continues to Be Above Average

Mountain Snowpack Continues to Be Above Average

Monday, The National Weather Service in Riverton released the latest spring snowmelt flood potential outlook for Wyoming. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

According to information from Federal Hydrologist Jim Fahey, mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents across Wyoming continue to be well above average at 130 percent of median. Fahey added that the potential for flooding from snowmelt runoff across various head-water streams along the central and southern Big Horn Mountains is moderate to high. Streams with the highest potential for flooding included the Middle Fork of the Powder River, Medicine Lodge Creek, Ten Sleep Creek and Nowood River.

Fahey said that there is moderate potential for flooding from runoff along Clear Creek near Buffalo, and Little and Big Goose Creeks near Sheridan. The last snowmelt flood potential outlook will be released in mid May.

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