Dam Break in Eastern Wyoming Prompts Flood Warning | Big Horn Basin Media

Dam Break in Eastern Wyoming Prompts Flood Warning

Written by on March 21, 2019

Flooding isn’t just affecting the Midwest right now – a dam break occurred in eastern Wyoming yesterday afternoon, threatening portions of northeastern Converse County and northwestern Niobrara County.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning following a dam break at a reservoir near Fiddle Back Ranch at about 4 p.m. Flood waters are moving into the Cheyenne River Basin. The dam break is expected to cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland and other low-lying areas.

Although this flood was caused by a dam failing, local authorities are warning residents to be on the lookout for ice jams, which have caused flooding in recent weeks. Drivers are reminded to turn around if they encounter flooded roads.

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