Bighorn River Basin snowmelt forecast remains below average

County 10 Photo - Wind River

The Bureau of Reclamation released their March forecast for the April – July runoff prediction for the Bighorn River Basin.

Below are their current predictions:

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Bighorn Lake – Bighorn River April through July inflow to Bighorn Lake is forecast to be approximately 922,000 acre-feet (af), which is 73% of the 30-year average of 1,262,200 af.

Buffalo Bill Reservoir – Shoshone River April through July inflow to Buffalo Bill Reservoir is forecast at 700,000 af, which is 93% of the 30-year average of 749,000 af.

Boysen Reservoir – Wind River April through July inflow to Boysen Reservoir is forecast at 400,000 af, which is 64% of the 30-year average of 621,400 af.

Bull Lake Reservoir – April through July snowmelt runoff into Bull Lake Reservoir from Bull Lake Creek is expected to be 120,000 af, which is 83% of the 30-year average of 144,000 af.

Wind River – April through July snowmelt runoff into the Wind River above Bull Lake Creek is expected to be 300,000 af, which is 69% of the 30-year average of 437,600 af.

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