As river levels approach flood stage in Natrona County Health Department officials remind everyone there are some really good reasons to stay out of the flood waters.
"Flood waters are dirty. You see the videos on the news after a flood and there's always mud and slime every where. It's full of all kinds of nasty things that you don't want to be involved with."
Natrona County Health Department Director Robert Harrington says, keep in mind that up river from Casper are a number of residence built close enough to the river that, should they flood, it will likely include the septic system.