Spring Moisture Double of Average
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 13, 2017
Many areas of the Bighorn Basin are looking at almost double the amount of moisture this spring as the snow melts off the high country.
According to the Bureau of Reclamation, the April through July runoff predicted for Bighorn Lake will be 192 percent of the 30 year average. Buffalo Bill Reservoir is forecast to be 162 percent of average, and Boysen Reservoir is looking at 204 percent of the 30 year average.
James Fahey with the National Weather Service office in Riverton says that much of this is due to February precipitation, which across the state varied between 290 percent of normal over the Wind River Drainage to just 70 percent in northeast Wyoming.