Thursday Morning Update on Salt River Flooding Situation

Thursday Morning Update on Salt River Flooding Situation

National Weather Service Riverton WY
825 AM MDT THU MAY 11 2017

825 AM MDT THU MAY 11 2017

The National Weather Service in Riverton has extended the

* Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
  Snowmelt in...
  West central Lincoln County in west central Wyoming...

* Until 830 PM MDT Saturday

* At 756 AM MDT, emergency management reported widespread minor
  flooding continues near the towns of Fairview and Freedom. No
  structures or homes are in danger of flooding at this time.
  Secondary roads continue to have minor flooding along low lying

* Crow Creek near Fairview continues to slowly recede. Emergency
  management reports the Spring Creek and other smaller creeks
  downstream of Fairview are running very high. The Salt 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.

* Increased snowmelt runoff will increase during the next several
  days in response to warming basin temperatures on Thursday and
  Friday. Expect further rises along Crow Creek and along the Salt
  River into the weekend.


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