Spring Floods Possible on South Fork
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 20, 2018
The snowmelt this year is anticipated to be much above average this spring.
According to the National Weather Service, there is moderate to high potential for flooding forecasted over upper sections of the South Fork, and along headwater creeks and streams along the west side of the Big Horn Mountains.
Paul Skrbac with the National Weather Service office in Riverton says snow-water equivalents at the peak snowmelt runoff elevations were at 140 to 180 percent of average. He says residents in the South Fork area should prepare for potential flooding later this spring.
Skrbac says there is moderate potential for snowmelt runoff flooding across the middle to lower portions of the North/South Forks of the Shoshone River Basin.