The Latest: Wyoming Flooding Hampers Travel, Recreation
High water in central and western Wyoming is causing problems in some recreation areas.
Tent camping sites along the Popo Agie (pah-POH'-shuh) River at the Sinks Canyon State Park have been closed for safety reasons until the water recedes.
The remainder of Sinks Canyon State Park remains open.
And the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has temporarily closed several of its boat and fishing access areas along the Green and New Fork rivers in southwest Wyoming.
The agency reports that high water has damaged boat ramps, access roads and parking areas.
It also warned people not to float the rivers until the water recedes.
And minor flooding is expected at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Big Horn County in north-central Wyoming.
The U.S. Forest Service reports that high snowmelt runoff has washed out or damaged several roads, a trail and a campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwest Wyoming.
Forest Supervisor Tricia O'Connor says typically during this time of year the Forest Service is blading and grading roads.
But O'Connor says the high runoff has forced the agency to send out a dump truck and excavator to repair slumps and slides impacting roads and infrastructure across the forest.
High runoff flows has flooded many streams and rivers in central and western Wyoming.
Some residents and property owners in central Wyoming have been put on notice to be ready to evacuate because of record flooding along the Wind River.
Fremont County Emergency Management Coordinator Kathi Metzler says the Wind River has risen so high that it's flowing into an old river channel about 6 miles west of Riverton.
Metzler says residents who have lived in the area for the last 60 years don't recall ever seeing water flowing in the old channel.
Forecasters expect rivers in Fremont County and elsewhere in central and western Wyoming to continue rising through the weekend from the melting mountain snowpack.
There are reports of some backcountry and rural roads being washed out.
U.S. Highway 26 remains closed west of Riverton because of water flowing over the road.