Record flooding is occuring along the Big Wind River at Riverton and Kinnear. With high temperatures in the 80s and 90s this weekend, the river is expected to continue to rise as more snow melts and/or as Dam operaters increase releases to make room for more runoff.
|There is still a lot of water in the mountains - Over 20 inches of snow water equvalent in some locations in the Absarokas, the Wind River Mountains, and the Bighorns.||Visible Satellite Image From this morning - note the amount of snow left in the mountains.|
As the river levels continue to rise, the specific impact of these rises is unknown as we are entering uncharted territory. Normal routes to and from places in and around Fremont County may become impassable this weekend. Please check with WYDOT for road closures and keep an eye on our homepage for the latest watches, warnings, advisories and outlooks.
Real time gauge reading above.
As always, do not enter flood waters for any reason. Please click here for more on flood safety and to keep an eye on some of the more active rivers.
|This image was taken when the river was at about 11 feet at the Riverton gauge.|