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Hot Springs County prepares for high runoff


May 25, 2017

THERMOPOLIS — Hot Springs County Emergency Management would like to ask that residents on western streams, particularly Owl Creek, to please be aware that the State Engineer’s Office and Bureau of Reclamation feel there is potential for very high spring snow melt runoff this year.

In a press release, HSC Emergency Management Director Bill Gordon said, “Though a lot of snow below 9000 feet has already melted, a large snowpack remains in the high-altitude peaks at the far west end of our county. Those peaks stretch over 12,000 feet so the melt is not expected to begin for two to three...

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