Flooding Happening in Albany, Goshen Counties; Carbon County Is Next
Flooding is occurring in Albany and Goshen counties in southeast Wyoming, and will affect areas in and near Saratoga on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The Laramie River is swollen with runoff from recent heavy rain and snowmelt.
Minor flooding is occurring around the city of Laramie where the Laramie River reached 8.4 feet Tuesday evening. Flood stage is 8.0 feet. The river is expected to crest at 8.9 feet on Thursday.
Water is expected to flow over the greenway at Spruce and Park Streets, and nearby homes will experience moderate flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
Water will begin to encroach the mobile home park at the south end of McCue Street. Water will be rising behind trailer homes within the Lee Trailer Court located just north of Curtis Street. Optimist Park south of Garfield Street will begin to flood, too.
In Goshen County, the North Platte River is about a foot above flood stage, causing moderate flooding in the Fort Laramie area. Water will reach the base of the bridge at Wyoming Highway 160 immediately west of the Fort Laramie State Park property, but is not expected to rise any more.
No major flood damage has been reported in either county.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a flood warning for the North Platte River at Saratoga from early Sunday morning until further notice.
The NWS predicts the river will rise about its 8.5-foot flood stage by early Sunday morning and will continue to rise to nearly 8.8 feet by Sunday evening. It may rise again after then.
At 9.0 feet, flooding of low lying areas at the Deer Haven RV Park will intensify and become more widespread.
Standing water will inundate yards of homes along the river along the river in town
inundates yards of homes along the river in town.
Flood waters will affect access to the Veterans Island Park, and will inundate the golf course near the Saratoga Inn.
The last time the river reached 8.8 feet occurred on June 5, 1997.