Wyoming Spring 2010 Snowmelt Flood Potential Outlook---March Update

 ...Moderate Potential for Snowmelt Runoff Flooding along the North Platte River (above Saratoga),  the Encampment River, the Laramie River (up to Laramie), the Little Laramie River, and the Little Snake River (above Dixon)...

...Moderate Potential for Snowmelt Runoff Flooding along the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River...

Headwater locations along the Laramie, the North Platte, the Encampment, the Little Laramie, the Little Snake, and the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie Watersheds had near normal to above normal snow water equivalents (SWEs) at the beginning through the middle of March.  A few headwater locations along the Tongue, Powder, and Lower North Platte Basins also had near normal SWEs during the first part of March.   All other headwater basins in Wyoming had below normal SWEs by the middle of March.

Expect a moderate potential for headwater snowmelt flooding across portions of the Laramie (up to Laramie), the Encampment, the Upper North Platte (above Saratoga), the Little Snake (above Dixon) Watersheds.   The middle fork of the Popo Agie River is also expected to see a moderate potential for flooding during the spring runoff.  Light to moderate spring snowmelt flood potential is expected across portions of the Powder, Tongue, North Platte River (below Saratoga, the Little Snake (below Dixon), and the Lower North Platte Drainages. 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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