Flood Warnings in Three Counties
Written by andrew-rossi on June 23, 2017
Flooding because of melting mountain snow is affecting Park, Washakie and Big Horn Counties.
Emergency Management reports that Big Horn county is seeing increased flooding in the Manderson area. Officials say the flooding is a combination of dam release from Boysen reservoir, log jamming on the Greybull river and snow melt run off in all of the rivers and streams.
The Bighorn River at Worland is expected to fluctuate between 11.2 and 11.5 feet – that’s one foot over the flood stage. Jordan McKamey with our Worland Bureau has more on this story.
The flood warning has been posted until midmorning Saturday for the Bighorn and Greybull rivers. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring, and all those affected should take necessary precautions immediately.
Flood warnings remain in effect through early Saturday afternoon for the Wind River around Dubois and Riverton in central Wyoming.