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Snowpack Levels Rise, But So Does Potential For Flooding

Irina Zhorov

Heavy spring snow has boosted the state’s snowpack levels to almost 100 percent of normal.

Lee Hackleman, Wyoming's Water Supply Specialist, says that means the outlook for the state’s water resources and reservoirs is good, and drought conditions are disappearing from most areas.

"Probably the only part that's left [in drought] is some over on the west side of the state and that is liable to persist for a little while," says Hackleman.

Hackleman says with all the melting snow and rain, some areas around Riverton and Saratoga now have a potential for flooding. If moisture continues, as it is forecast to this weekend, more areas could have an increased risk of floods, as well.

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