River Statement--updated Monday May 19th

...HIGH FLOWS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THORUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING FOR THE WIND RIVER AT DUBOIS...MIDDLE FORK POPO AGIE RIVER AT LANDER...CLEAR CREEK AT BUFFALO...SOUTH FORK SHOSHONE RIVER ABOVE BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR...AND AT PACIFIC CREEK NEAR MORAN...


TEMPERATURES OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN WYOMING WILL CONTINUE TO ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SNOWMELT RUNOFF WILL CONTINUE TO STEADILY INCREASE OVER ALL RIVER BASINS THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY IS FOR SHOWERS DEVELOPING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY THURSDAY MORNING WITH MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES.  IT IS TOO EARLY TO TELL EXACTLY WHERE AND HOW CONCENTRATED THE SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL BE TO AFFECT AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS.

FOR THE WIND RIVER NEAR DUBOIS...THE LATEST STAGE IS 3.7 FEET ON
MONDAY AT 10 AM...FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE
SIGNIFICANTLY BUT REMAIN BELOW FLOOD STAGE...RISING TO A STAGE OF 4.4
FEET BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

FOR THE MIDDLE FORK POPO AGIE RIVER NEAR LANDER...THE LATEST STAGE IS
4.0 FEET AT 10 AM...FLOOD STAGE IS 6.5 FEET. THE RIVER IS
FORECAST TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY BUT REMAIN BELOW FLOOD STAGE...RISING
TO A STAGE OF 5.0 FEET BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

FOR CLEAR CREEK AT BUFFALO ...THE LATEST STAGE IS 3.9 FEET ON
MONDAY AT 10 AM...FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE
SIGNIFICANTLY BUT REMAIN BELOW FLOOD STAGE...RISING TO A STAGE OF 4.3
FEET BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

FOR THE SOUTH FORK OF THE SHOSHONE RIVER ABOVE BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR......THE LATEST STAGE IS 6.8 FEET ON MONDAY AT 10 AM...FLOOD STAGE IS 8.5 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY BUT REMAIN BELOW FLOOD STAGE...RISING TO A STAGE OF 7.8 FEET FEET BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

FOR PACIFIC CREEK NEAR MORAN...THE LATEST STAGE IS 6.7 FEET ON MONDAY AT
10 AM...FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY
BUT REMAIN BELOW FLOOD STAGE...RISING TO A STAGE OF 7.3 FEET FEET BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

REMEMBER THAT DURING AN ACTIVE SNOWMELT RUNOFF PERIOD, THE RIVERS AND
STREAMS WILL BE THEIR HIGHEST DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...TO
COMPENSATE FOR THE STREAMFLOW TRAVEL LAG AFTER THE ACTIVE SNOWMELT
IN THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. ANYONE NEAR AREA RIVERS IN THE NEXT FEW
DAYS SHOULD BE AWARE OF RAPIDLY RISING RIVER LEVELS DURING THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS.

YOU CAN FIND ADDITIONAL UPDATES AND RIVER INFORMATION AT OUR WEB
SITE: HTTP//WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/RIW (CLICK ON RIVERS AND LAKES)
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JTFAHEY



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