Flooding Prospects Not Good
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Weather Service’s final spring flood forecast lists a couple of areas in northwest Wyoming with high potential for flooding this spring.
The agency says the South Fork of the Shoshone River southwest of Cody and the confluence of the Lamar River and Soda Butte Creek in Yellowstone National Park could see flooding from snowmelt runoff.
Areas with moderate to high potential for flooding are: the central and southern Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming, the Wind River near Riverton in central Wyoming, the Encampment and North Platte rivers in southern Wyoming, along the Green River in southwest Wyoming and the Laramie River in southeast Wyoming.
The state’s mountain snowpack is 152 percent of median this week.
The mountain snowpack typically starts to melt in earnest later this month.