Salt River Above Flood Stage and Could Approach Record Levels By This Weekend

Salt River Above Flood Stage and Could Approach Record Levels By This Weekend

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Riverton WY
939 AM MDT WED MAY 10 2017


939 AM MDT WED MAY 10 2017

...THE SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 830 AM MDT THURSDAY FOR WEST CENTRAL LINCOLN COUNTY...

At 921 AM MDT, emergency management reported minor flooding has
become widespread near the towns of Fairview and Freedom. Secondary
roads continued to have minor flooding along low lying areas.

Crow Creek near Fairview crested Tuesday afternoon and has slowly
receded Wednesday morning. The Salt River River near Etna continues
to rise slowly and is currently just above the flood stage of 5.5
feet.  The river is expected to continue to rise slowly in the next
2 days. Low land flooding along Swift Creek in northeastern and
northern sections of Etna will continue with the current and
expected river levels of the Salt River.

Warmer basin temperatures by the end of the week will increase
snowmelt runoff.  Expect further rises in Crow Creek and the Salt
River through the later part of the week into the weekend.

The Salt River Gauge near Etna Wednesday Evening of 5.58 feet is above flood stage 
and could approach the record level of  6 feet by this weekend.

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