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Buffalo Bill Reservoir

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…

In the ongoing effort to understand fisheries in northwest Wyoming, biologists are offering incentives for anglers to call in any tagged trout they catch. On Thursday, July 1, the lower portion of the North Fork of the Shoshone River and North Fork arm of Buffalo Bill Reservoir will be open to angling in Summer 2021.…

The Buffalo Bill Reservoir will not reach capacity this year, as the Bighorn Basin continues to endure drought conditions and less snowpack runoff in 2021. On June 22, the Bureau of Reclamation released its snowmelt forecast for Bighorn River Basin. Across the board, forecast volume for reservoirs throughout the Bighorn Basin are below the 30-year…

The Robertson Draw is far from contained, but its growth has slowed – and now the fight to stop its spread is more directly affecting Cody and Park County. As of Sunday, June 20, the Robertson Draw Fire has grown to 29,437 acres and is 13% contained. InciWeb confirms the fire is “human-caused,” but the…

As the flow of water from the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and into the Shoshone River increases, Cody residents are asked to stay safe near the rushing water. Every spring, snowmelt from the mountains flows into the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. To ensure that runoff is contained without damaging the reservoir, flushing flows occur downstream into the…

In a first-of-its-kind exercise, multiple Park County agencies worked together to prepare for times when the team’s assets and attention must be divided. On March 18, 2021, the Park County Search and Rescue conducted an inter-agency training exercise on Sheep Mountain. The staging area was the south shore boat ramp off Stagecoach Road east of…

It’s technically still winter but spring weather is upon us – and the Park County Sheriff’s Office wants to make sure nobody finds themselves on thin ice. On Sunday, March 7, a group of Park County residents decided to go for a side-by-side excursion in Buffalo Bill State Park. During their trip, they took their…

While the weather is getting colder and swimming isn’t on most people’s minds, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality wants to ensure everyone avoids the hazards still posed by harmful cyanobacterial blooms. The department issued recreational use advisories for 21 Wyoming lakes and reservoirs throughout the 2020 season, including advisories at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir…

On September 11, Buffalo Bill State Park announced that the Buffalo Bill Reservoir was under investigation for a potential bloom of cyanobacteria in a Facebook post. They specifically cited the boat club off Bartlett Lane as a site of potential concern. While cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green bacteria, is present and important to water ecosystems…

Wyoming Game and Fish has a message for anglers: if catch a trout, call it out. Game and Fish just recently captured, tagged, and released trout in the North Fork of the Shoshone River, which they anticipate will turn up in other waterways. If you catch any of these trout during your next angling trip,…


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