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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Weekend storms bring little rise to area rivers


May 23, 2017

WORLAND – The Big Horn Basin received a steady amount of precipitation over the weekend, resulting in up to an inch of rain in the high lands, to .73 in Worland.

According to the National Weather Service Hydrologic Service in Riverton, area rivers and lakes were not immediately affected, although runoff will continue for the next week.

Washakie County Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweigert warns that the main runoff is forecast to happen around the first and second week in June, as temperatures rise in the higher elevations.

“Any additional rises to the [Big Horn] River will be f...

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