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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 3:48 PM MDT Jun. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Riverton has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
snowmelt in...
central Fremont County in central Wyoming...

* until 530 PM MDT Saturday

At 339 PM MDT, the Wind River at Crowheart was near 9.9 feet, which
is just below flood stage of 10 feet. The river will likely remain
just below flood stage over the next 10 to 14 hours before rising
again to near flood stage. Below diversion dam river levels are
around 14 inches over flood stage due to high flow out of Bull Lake.
The Wind River at Kinnear is currently at 8.7 feet and slowly
falling. It should continue to slowly fall over the next 2 to 4
hours before rising slowly later this evening and into Saturday
morning as water releases upstream at Bull Lake make it back into
the area. At these levels, water may begin to run across Highway 26
at mile marker 104, 30 miles west of Riverton. Low-lying
agricultural areas will also experience some minor flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


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Braun


336 PM MDT Fri Jun 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Riverton has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
rain and snowmelt in...
south central Sublette County in west central Wyoming...
east central Lincoln County in west central Wyoming...

* until 615 PM MDT Saturday

At 325 PM MDT, the Green River near La Barge was holding nearly
steady just below 10.0 feet. Flood stage is 9 feet and moderate
flooding begins at 10.0 feet. The river is expected to rise to
around 10.1 feet by Saturday afternoon before dropping to around 9.8
feet later on Sunday. This 10.0 foot level is similar to the crest
experienced earlier in June 2017. Widespread minor lowland flooding
is likely near the river. Area roads that could be impacted by the
flood waters include Lincoln County Road 318 near La Barge and
whalen Road.

At 330 PM Friday, the New Fork river near Big Piney was up to to 7.8
feet. This reading is just below flood stage of 8.0 feet but still
above action stage of 7.0 feet. The river level is expected to
fluctuate between about 7.9 and 7.1 feet through the
weekend... falling below action stage by Sunday night.

Recreation of any kind is strongly discouraged on or along either
the green or New Fork rivers and their tributaries.

Even with cooler weather expected for this weekend, this Flood
Warning may eventually be extended through Sunday due to the
continued high water on the Green River near La Barge.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where
you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become
killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or
creeks.


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Braun


828 am MDT Thu Jun 22 2017

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams for...
a dam floodgate release in...
central Sublette County in west central Wyoming...

* until 815 am MDT Saturday

* at 822 am MDT, Sublette County emergency management reported
the dam on Fremont Lake spilling into Pine Creek was overflowing
the dam and would likely cause flooding of Pine Creek through
the town of Pinedale and areas along the creek. Pine Creek flows
into New Fork river and flooding will be possible along this river
to around Boulder.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Pinedale, Fremont Lake, Fremont Lake campground.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


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Baker



427 PM MDT Wed Jun 21 2017

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 1230 PM MDT Saturday for
central Fremont County...

At 400 PM MDT Wednesday, the Wind River near Riverton was around 9.8
feet. Latest projections have the river rising to between 10.3 and
10.5 feet both Thursday morning and Friday morning as snow melt
continues near the headwaters. The river should begin to recede by
Saturday dropping below flood stage of 9.0 feet by early next week.
Extensive agricultural flooding around Riverton and downstream to
near black bridge and Hidden Valley is expected into the weekend.

The little Wind River at Fort Washakie has leveled off around 5.1
feet with little change in the river level since late Monday. Action
stage is 4.5 feet. Downstream at Riverton, the little Wind River
stood at 8.1 feet at 400 PM Wednesday. A slow but steady decline is
anticipated with the river falling below flood stage of 8.0 feet
sometime late Wednesday night. Minor flooding should subside after
this time, with a general decline to follow through the end of the
week for the little Wind River and its tributaries.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Flooding is still occurring along rivers in central Fremont County.
Please stay away from the rivers! The water is swift, cold, and
dangerous. Do not stand on the river bank as the river may have
eroded away the land beneath the bank. Never play, swim, walk, or
drive in flood waters!


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