Flood Advisories In Effect For Fremont County [Video]
Footage above is from Memorial Day Weekend of flooding in Lander. (Video taken by J Blajszczak.)
Unfortunately, there are more flood warnings out for Fremont County today.
The National Weather Service has posted a pair of flood advisories for Fremont Couty:
The National Weather Service in Riverton has extended the * flood advisory for... northeastern Fremont County in central Wyoming... * until 915 am MDT Saturday * emergency management reports that flooding caused by construction of an irrigation headgate is still flooding at least one Lane of Highway 132 (blue sky highway) near the south side of the Kinnear bridge. Wydot is at the scene directing traffic through the open one Lane. * The Wind River from Kinnear to downstream of Riverton wast still running at high levels Wednesday morning. Increased snowmelt runoff in the upper Wind River basin will increase flows in the lower wind basin Wednesday evening through Friday night. * At 9 am Wednesday morning, the Wind River near Kinnear was near 8.0 feet. Minor flood stage is 9.0 feet. The river to rise to near 8.3 feet Wednesday night and continue to rise to near 8.5 feet by Thursday night. Minor flood stage is 9.0 feet. * At 9 am Wednesday morning, the Wind River at Riverton was running at 9.2. Minor flood stage is 9.0 feet. The river is expected to rise to near 9.5 feet by early Thursday morning and then rise to near 9.7 feet by early Friday morning. Continued flooding of low lying areas will continue near Riverton downstream to the black bridge area. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Motorists need to heed warning signs and wydot personnel when traveling Highway 132 south of the Kinnear bridge. A flood advisory means that flows along the Wind River are elevated and flooding of low lying areas is occurring or is imminent. The Second Advisory remains in effect until Friday. Fahey 852 am MDT Wed may 30 2018 The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a * flood advisory for... snowmelt in... west central Fremont County in central Wyoming... * until 830 PM MDT Friday * warmer afternoon mountain temperatures Wednesday through Friday will increase snowmelt runoff into the upper Wind River through Friday. * Minor flooding of low lying areas along the Wind River from the DuNoir valley downstream to he confluence of the Wind River and the East Fork of the Wind River will continue through Friday afternoon. * At 830 am, the Wind River near DuBois was near 5.1 feet. Minor flood stage is at 5.0 feet. The river is expected to rise to 5.3 feet by early Thursday morning. The river is then expected to fluctuate around 5.1 to 5.3 feet through Friday afternoon. Minor flooding of low lying areas in and around DuBois usually occurs at river levels of 5.0 to 5.3 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A flood advisory means the Wind River flows are elevated, and minor flooding of low lying areas is occurring or is imminent. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.