1983 River Levels Expected By Thursday [AUDIO]
On June 23rd, 1983 the North Platte River at Casper reached a level of 7.66 ft, the second highest level since recording began in the late 1920’s.
That level was beat in 1984 with an 8.3 ft reading which caused some major flooding in the Casper area. With additional releases in the next 48 hours, the North Platte is expected to match or exceed the 1983 levels and continue with those flows for the next 5 weeks. Bureau of Reclamation Manager John Lawson joined us to talk about the history and the near future for the Casper area.