Low Risk for Spring Flooding Locally

Written by on April 18, 2019

There’s not much chance for spring floods in the Bighorn basin this spring.

That’s according to the National Weather Service, which reports that although mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents across most of Wyoming continued to be generally above average by the middle of April, those amounts are significantly lower in the northwest region of the state.

Snow-water equivalents at the peak snowmelt runoff elevations were the highest across the Little Snake, Upper North Platte, Laramie, and Snake Basins at 120 to 130 percent of median – but the Tongue, Powder and Bighorn Watersheds were at 80 to near 90 percent at the peak snowmelt runoff elevations.


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