Initial January 2010 Wyoming Spring Snowmelt Flood Potential Outlook---issued January 20, 2010

Headwater locations along the Laramie, Powder, Tongue, and Upper North Platte Basins had near normal to just above normal snow water equivalents (SWEs) at the beginning of January.  A few headwater locations along the southern Wind River Drainage also had near normal SWEs in the beginning of January. All other headwater basins in Wyoming had below normal SWEs at the beginning of the month.

The initial spring 2010 snowmelt flood potential outlook calls for a moderate potential for headwater snowmelt flooding across the Laramie Watershed. All other headwater locations across Wyoming can expect a generally low potential for flooding due to springtime snowmelt.

The complete Wyoming Spring 2010 Snowmelt Runoff Flood Potential Outlook graphic:

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