Wyoming North Platte Flood Danger

The news is coming out in a slow trickle. Quite a contrast to what residents of Casper can see with a glance at the river which runs right through the entire town.

If you live along the North Platte River, you know we are facing record high flows similar to last year.

In an effort to mitigate the spring run-off, the Bureau of Reclamation has been releasing water from the Pathfinder/Alcova dam system in an attempt to make room for the spring run off.  We are still waiting to see if it will be enough. At this point, it looks like it all depends on the speed of the spring melt from those high elevation areas which feed the system. Praying for a long, SLOW warm up into summer.

Here are some links to related news sources:

BuRec releases information on reservoir and river flows    May 5, 2011

Limited Sandbag Distribution Starts Saturday    May 9, 2011

Record water flowing in southeast WY     May 11, 2011

Bureau of Reclamation to intentionally spill Pathfinder Dam    May 12, 2011

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