Despite damp conditions this past winter and spring, officials with Natrona County Emergency Management say the county-wide wildfire danger has been steadily increasing since the beginning of summer.
Lt. Stew Anderson, the emergency manager for Natrona County, said low humidity and recent windy conditions have dried out light fuels in several portions of the county...
UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Tuesday: Lt. Stew Anderson with Natrona County Emergency Management says Yellowstone Highway has been reopened, but First Street remains closed.
UPDATE 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: Lt. Stew Anderson says the East First Street and East Yellowstone Highway intersection will likely remain closed for the next few hours as a HAZMAT crew hired by the trucking company cleans the spill...
Despite heavy snow in recent weeks throughout much of Wyoming, officials say the state remains extremely dry.
According to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s U.S. Drought Monitor, all of Wyoming is experiencing drought of some form...
Additional flows out of Grey Reef Reservoir should have been noticeable here in Casper this afternoon. Emergency Manager, Lt Stew Anderson, says a slight increase of about 200 cfs brings us to around 8300 Cubic Feet per second, but he cautions that the additional rain that fell last night will also make a difference.
"We're also seeing what the streams that come from the west, Powder River
A conference call between water managers, first responders and agencies up and down the North Platte river confirmed the expectation that water will begin to spill out of Pathfinder reservoir late Sunday.
Lt Stew Anderson, Natrona County Emergency Manager says release out of Grey Reef will follow.
"They'll start increasing the flows out of Greyreef Reservoir starting on the 25th to the 28th