Boysen, Bull Lake, and Wind River February snowmelt forecast released

The Bureau of Reclamation released their February forecast for the April through July runoff prediction in the Bighorn River Basin.

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Their predictions for the Fremont County area are as follows:

  • Boysen Reservoir – Wind River April through July inflow to Boysen Reservoir is forecast at 325,000 af, which is 52% 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 105,000 af, which is 73% 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 250,000 af, which is 57% of the 30-year average of 437,600 af.

Predictions for the Bighorn River Basin area outside of Fremont County are as follows:

  • Bighorn Lake – Bighorn River April through July inflow to Bighorn Lake is forecast to be approximately 711,000 acre-feet (af), which is 56% 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 650,000 af, which is 87% of the 30-year average of 749,000 af.
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