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Buffalo Bill Reservoir

After years of below-average inflow, all four reservoirs in the Bighorn Basin are anticipated to be at or above their 30-year-average water levels by summer, thanks to ample precipitation over the last few months. The Bureau of Reclamation released its first snowmelt forecast for 2023 on Friday, Jan. 13. In the report, the spring runoff…

With an abundance of natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation, the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and State Parks wants the community to give opinions to determine a path for the future. In partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Wyoming State Parks is embarking on a resource management planning process for Buffalo Bill Reservoir and…

The Buffalo Bill Dam fulfills an essential purpose every day, but a test by the Bureau of Reclamation proves it will work safely and efficiently when it needs to release some of the water it contains. The Bureau of Reclamation’s Wyoming Area Office completed a full travel gate testing at Buffalo Bill Dam outside of…

Boaters planning an excursion at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir will launch and load at “your own risk,” as low water levels have fully exposed the Lake Shore Dock. As temperatures stay consistently warm, many boaters are looking forward to a water excursion on the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. And while nothing’s stopping boating, getting their boats…

Cabins are a unique solution to the high demand for and “low” supply of camping sites at the increasingly popular and crowded Buffalo Bill State Park. Many residents have noticed the latest additions at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir – portable camping cabins. These simple structures are the newest solution to the growing number of people…

The Bureau of Reclamation is holding an important meeting at the Park County Fairgrounds to discuss water and the Buffalo Bill Reservoir in 2022. The Bureau of Reclamation will host a public Buffalo Bill Reservoir Water Information Meeting in Powell on Tuesday, Mar. 15 at 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss…

The detrimental impact of a warm February is already showing in the mountains as Wyoming snowpack declines, but runoff predictions for reservoirs stay stable. Wyoming depends on spring runoff from winter snowpack to sustain its agriculture and fill its reservoirs – which the state relies on the rest of the year. Unfortunately, warm temperatures in…

The Absaroka Fence Initiative made a significant impact during its first year, removing or improving 14 miles of fence and improving wildlife migrations. After its first full year of on-the-ground projects, the Absaroka Fence Initiative is looking back at the successes of 2021 with gratitude for its many partners and volunteers from the community. The…

No basin in the Bighorn Basin is expected to reach capacity in 2022, which isn’t a promising sign for a region that’s already “abnormally dry.” The Bureau of Reclamation released its snowmelt forecast on Thursday, Jan. 13. In the report, the spring runoff of each river in the Bighorn Basin is calculated to determine how…

It was a busy but successful day for Park County Search and Rescue, as skilled volunteers rescued residents in the Beartooths and on the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Volunteers of Park County Search and Rescue rose to the challenge of responding to two simultaneous calls on Friday, July 9. After much effort and coordination, all four…


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