Boysen Full–Warnings for River Conditions Issued by Emergency Management

Written by on June 19, 2019

Boysen Reservoir reached it’s elevation of 4725′ on Sunday and began filling into the flood pool as expected.
The US Army Corps of Engineers are now dictating operations at the dam. During the day on Monday, June 17th–outflows from Boysen were increased to 6200 cfs. Hot Springs County Emergency Management stated in a news release that the flow should not threaten property along the river.
However–per the release–the position of the Hot Springs Emergency Management–at 6200 cfs–unless you are experienced or with a professional guides–the Big Horn River is to swift and high for safe recreational floating.
HSMC stated it has no authority though to deny the use of the river to anyone–instead it encourages any who plans to utilize the river to not float alone–wear a flotation device–leave small children home–do not use alcohol or recreational drugs and let someone know where you will enter river and when you expect to exit.

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