Wyoming Flood Outlook June 18 - 22, 2008---issued June 13, 2008

WYOMING FLOOD OUTLOOK---JUNE  18 TO 22, 2008

 High potential for minor flooding at the following river locations:

  • Pacific Creek near Moran
  • Wind River--- Crowheart to Kinnear to Riverton
  • Little Wind River---Arapahoe to Riverton
  • North Fork Shoshone River--- Pahaska to Wapiti
  • Clear Creek at Buffalo
  • Middle Fork Powder River at Kaycee
  • Encampment River--- Encampment to Riverside
  • Laramie River at Laramie
  • Little Laramie River near Filmore 

 SYNOPSIS and RATIONALE

1)       Wyoming’s snowpack above 9,000 feet is very “ripe” or “water-laden” as of June 12th.   A majority of SNOTELs above 9,000 feet across the state are averaging 150 to 250 percent of normal snow water equivalents (SWEs) as of June 12th.   Togwotee Pass SNOTEL has nearly 30 inches of “water” in the snowpack as of June 12th---the last time that the Togwotee Pass SNOTEL had more SWE on June 12th was back in 1982. The Two Ocean Plateau SNOTEL (Snake River Basin), the Parker Peak SNOTEL (Upper Yellowstone Basin), and the Evening Star SNOTEL (Shoshone/Clarks Fork Yellowstone Basins) have set new records for SWEs for June 12th. 

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