Flooding Potential Remains Low to Moderate for Tongue and Powder River Drainages

The National Weather Service in Riverton has released the latest flood potential outlook for Wyoming.

According to Hydrologist Jim Fahey with the Weather Service, mountain snowpack and snow water equivalents continue to be well above average for the central and western part of the state.

The Tongue and Powder River drainages show snow water equivalents at 85 to 100 percent of median at the peak snowmelt runoff elevations. Fahey said that while the potential for spring flooding due to runoff in Sheridan and Johnson Counties remains low to moderate, there is moderate to high potential for flooding for portions of the North and South Forks of the Shoshone River in the northwest part of the state.