River Deaths, Millions in Damage During ’17 Wyoming Flooding
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The high water that poured down Wyoming rivers and streams from a melting record mountain snowpack this year is being blamed for several river deaths and causing millions of dollars in damage.
The full extent of the damage is still being tallied and some damage is so extensive that the repair work will stretch beyond this year.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation reports more than 30 locations around the state saw damage, with preliminary damage estimates around $13 million. But all major roads and highways are open so eclipse watches shouldn't have any problems getting around.
In Fremont County, the Wind River caused more $3.8 million in damage to an irrigation canal.
In northwest Wyoming, damage occurred in Grand Teton National Park and in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.