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State streams receding; levels still high for Big Horn River

 

June 30, 2017

Karla Pomeroy

While most rivers in Wyoming are receding the Big Horn River is still high at 11.24 feet Thursday and running just over 9,000 cubic feet per second. The high levels have flooded the boat ramp area between the Culbertson and Big Horn Avenue bridges. The area has remained closed since the ice jam flooding in February.

CHEYENNE (AP) - Rivers and streams in central and western Wyoming are receding after melting snowpack poured the equivalent of at least 30 inches (76 centimeters) of water down mountains over the last several weeks, causing widespread flooding, interrupting travel on a route to Yellowstone National Park and cutting irrigation water to farms.

But thanks to a lot of preparation work for the annual runoff, flood damage appears to be limited to mostly roads and some outbuildings, officials said Wednesday.

"Generally when we're proactive and do the pre-work ahead we don't end up with as much dam...



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