Historical Crest Heights of Rivers Across Western and Central Wyoming

With flooding concerns elevating across the state, the National Weather Service in Riverton has compiled a list of the top crest heights as recorded by the river gages for across the area. Locations included in this interrogation are the Wind River at Dubois, the Snake River near Moran, the Green River at Daniel, the Bighorn River at Kane and the North Platte at Casper.

 

Wind River at Dubois

This chart demonstrates the highest height recorded was in 1956, and that the highest crests have generally occurred between June 2nd and June 26th.

  

Wind River at Dubois Historical Crest Heights
Date Crest Height (ft) Flow (cfs)
6/2/1956 5.66 1910
6/3/1986 5.62 1910
6/8/1972 5.45 1940
6/17/1951 5.43 1720
6/16/1974 5.42 1850
6/18/1971 5.22 1680
6/14/1953 5.17 1520
6/2/2009 5.14 1590
6/13/1965 5.12 1570
6/7/1991 5.11 1440
6/26/1982 5.09 1540
6/23/1967 5.08 1530
6/9/1981 5.07

1520

The Snake River Near Moran

This chart demonstrates the highest height recorded was in 1943, and that the highest crests have generally occurred between June 10th and June 27th.

 

Snake River Near Moran
Date Crest Height (ft) Flow (cfs) 
6/19/1943 11.63 13300
6/10/1997 10.96 12100
6/25/1981 10.74 11400
6/10/2010 10.67 11200
6/27/1954 10.35 10700
6/14/1986 10.32 10500

 

The Green River at Daniel

This chart demonstrates the highest height recorded was in 1997, and that the highest crests have generally occurred between June 6th and June 25th.

 

Green River at Daniel
Date Crest Height (ft) Flow (cfs) 
6/11/1997 6.04 5430
6/9/1972 5.77 4800
6/25/1971 5.74 4780
6/19/1974 5.66 4230
6/6/1986 5.65 5490
6/17/1953 5.56 4420

The Bighorn River at Kane

This chart demonstrates the highest height recorded was in 1935, and that the highest crests have generally occurred between late May through late June.

 

Bighorn River at Kane
Date Crest Height (ft) cfs 
6/16/1935 11.10 25200
6/24/1967 10.83 25000
6/17/1963 10.62 24200
6/25/1945 10.38 21900
6/25/1947 10.14 20600
5/20/1978 9.89 20700
6/11/1997 9.11 18600
6/8/1991 8.81 17800
6/17/1995 8.54 15600
6/18/2010 8.35 13600

The North Platte River at Casper

 This chart demonstrates the highest height recorded was in 1984, and that the highest crests have generally occurred between mid and  late June.

  

North Platte at Casper
Date Crest Height (ft)
6/9/1984 8.34
6/23/1983 7.66
6/25/2010 7.19
6/12/1973 7.18

 



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