Runoff Could Increase Flood Potential With Warmer Temps

Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman
Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman

Now that warmer temperatures have settled in to the area, Sheridan County Emergency Management officials continue to closely monitor water levels due to the likelihood of increased runoff from the Big Horns.

Temperatures at Burgess Junction are forecast to remain relatively cool for the next few days and nights, but inevitably the runoff will begin to increase says Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman.

Coleman says that inventory of sandbags remains high and that they just received an additional 26,000 empty bags from Homeland Security.

Coleman indicated that there are several different ways that they are monitoring water levels on a constant basis.

Coleman said that he receives several updates a day from the National Weather Service in Billings on specific forecasts for the area including Burgess Junction now that the temperatures are increasing.

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