From a press release issued by the Natrona County Emergency Management team, area residents are reminded to be aware of increased amounts ow water coming in to the North Platte river thus increasing flows and the dangers of being on the river.

The North Platte River is currently flowing at around 3000-4000 cubic feet per second
(CSF). Flows are anticipated to increase to around 5000 CSF by the end of the month and
possibly to 7000 CSF by the middle of June 2016.

With the summer quickly approaching, with Memorial Day Holiday this weekend, all users
of the North Platte River should be aware of the increased flow and low water
temperature of the Platte River due to the snow run-off flows.

Make sure there are personal flotation devices for every person on board water craft and
it is advisable for all to be wearing the flotation devices when using the river. The strong
current and very cold water will quickly weaken a person who may fall into the river.

For further information, please contact Natrona County Emergency Management, a
division of the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, at 307-235-9205.

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