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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 first wildfires of 2021 are burning in northern Wyoming and southern Montana – an ominous sign for summer during an ongoing drought in northwest Wyoming. It’s officially wildland fire season in Wyoming, and fires are already igniting throughout the Bighorn Basin. As of June 13, there are three wildfires burning in the Bighorn Basin.…

Washakie County appears to be heading for a very dry year. According to the most recent data from the National Weather Service (NWS) most of Washakie County is currently under the “extreme drought.” According to Micah Hulme of the NWS – Riverton “Our next big storm system is possible for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with…

Wyoming is currently in a prolonged drought that will have adverse effects on the farming community in the State. BLM-Worland Field Manager Mike Phillips issued a notice to Stock growers stating that “If drought conditions do not improve, it is possible that there may not be enough forage to fulfill the total authorized (animal-unit-months) on…


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