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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Higher temps pose snowmelt flooding risk

WORLAND – After a week of warm weather, area creeks and rivers have experienced a noticeable rise, as snow at higher elevations begins to melt. At the same time, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (

 

May 11, 2018



WORLAND – After a week of warm weather, area creeks and rivers have experienced a noticeable rise, as snow at higher elevations begins to melt. At the same time, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Riverton reports that while precipitation is above average, snowmelt streamflow volumes are expected near normal.

According to a recent flood threat assessment compiled by the state, the snow-to-water equivalent is down to 115 percent of normal this year, as compared to 139 percent a year ago.

According to a Thursday report released by the NOAA, “April 2018 precipita...



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