Wyoming Spring 2010 Snowmelt Flood Potential Outlook--May Update and Last Update

 

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

...Moderate to High Potential for Snowmelt Runoff Flooding along the Little Snake River (from Savery to Baggs), the Middle Fork of the Powder River, the Laramie River (from Woods Landing to Laramie), and the Little Wind River...

...Moderate Potential for Snowmelt Runoff Flooding along the North Platte River (above Saratoga), the Encampment River, Clear Creek (up to Buffalo), and the Wind River (below Dubois)...

Headwater locations along the Laramie, the Upper North Platte, the Encampment, the Little Snake, the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie, the Southern Wind, and the Middle Fork Powder Watersheds have had above to well above normal snow water equivalents (SWEs) by early May.   A few headwater locations along the Tongue, Clear Creek and Lower North Platte Basins also had normal to above normal SWEs during the first part of May.   All other headwater basins in Wyoming had below normal SWEs by the early May.

The Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River has a high potential for snowmelt flooding. Expect a moderate to high potential for headwater snowmelt flooding across portions of the Little Snake (from Savery to Baggs), the Middle Fork of the Powder (up to Kaycee), the Laramie (from Woods Landing to Laramie), and the Little Wind River Basins.  Headwater streams along the Encampment, the Upper North Platte (above Saratoga), Clear Creek (up to Buffalo), and the Wind River (below Dubois) Drainages have a moderate potential for snowmelt flooding.

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

 ----(Last update for the season)



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