Spring runoff season is here and the National Weather Service in Cheyenne is reminding people to use caution near flowing water.

The NWS says streams and rivers next to the Snowy and Sierra Madre ranges continue to run high, and the Little Snake River in southwest Carbon County near Baggs has reached action stage.

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As of 4:15 a.m. on Monday, May 1, the Little Snake River at Baggs was at 6.59 feet. Action stage is 6.5 feet and flood stage is 7.5 feet.

The NWS says mitigation steps may need to be taken in preparation for possible flooding.


6 AM May 1st - With the return of warmer temperatures and active mountain snowmelt, streams and rivers adjacent to the Snowy and Sierra Madre Ranges continue to run high. The Little Snake River in southwest Carbon County near Baggs has currently reached Action Stage. Use caution near swollen river banks.

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