Bureau of Reclamation

Bureau of Reclamation Reducing Water Levels at Alcova
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says ice fishermen need to be on the lookout for potentially dangerous conditions as the Bureau of Reclamation lowers water levels at Alcova Reservoir. Game and Fish officials say water levels will be roughly five feet below the normal winter operating range at t…
Annual Drawdown Of Alcova Reservoir Starts Monday
The annual drawdown of Alcova Reservoir will begin Monday October 1st, 2012.During the month of October, the reservoir water surface elevation will be lowered about 10 feet at a rate of approximately 4 inches per day. The reservoir’s normal winter operationg range is between 5,487 and 5,489 f…
North Platte Flush And Flow Next Week
A reminder to outdoor recreationists of the North Platte River flush and flow that starts Monday. The Bureau of Reclamation in partnership with the Wyoming Game Fish carry out the process in the spring bringing water levels from 500 cubic feet per second up to 4000 cfs and back to 500 over 24 hour p…
Alcova Trailer Park Tenants Call Foul On Appraisal
A recent appraisal of Bureau of Reclamation trailer park property at Alcova has lessees less than happy about a possible $450.00 dollar a year increase. The yearly lease price has steadily risen from $840 in 2003 to a proposed $2450 in 2012. Natrona County Parks Director, Mike Haigler, says appraisa…
Alcova Draw Down Marks End Of Wet Year
The Bureau of Reclamation brings to an end this month one of its busiest years on record as record high water levels moved downstream on the North Platte river. Listen here, Bureau of Reclamation Manager, John Lawson says as the water year draws to a close they begin dropping levels at the reservoir…
North Platte Recedes Slightly In Casper [AUDIO]
After a month of running near flood stage, the North Platte River through Casper has actually gone down a few inches. Natrona County Emergency Management Coordinator Lt. Stewart Anderson said the release upstream was reduced. Bu Rec decrease in flow: “Since the forecasted runoff is starting t…
Cool Spring Defers Catastrophe, So Far [AUDIO]
The cooler spring may have helped save Wyoming from a disastrous flooding season, but along with those cooler temperatures came extra precipitation, with much of it still in the mountain snow-pack. Lee Hackleman, of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, says snow-pack usually peaks in April, w…
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 ho…