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The National Weather Service Riverton (NWSR) just issued a flood warning today, June 1st, until Friday. This is the first flood warning of the spring as temperatures continue to rise. You can view the map and most up-to-date information by clicking here.

Below is the flood warning from NWSR:

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Riverton WY
944 AM MDT Mon Jun 1 2020

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Fremont-
944 AM MDT Mon Jun 1 2020

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
Snowmelt in…
West central Fremont County in central Wyoming…

* Until 915 AM MDT Friday.

* The upper reach of the Wind River is expected to be above flood
stage or forecast to climb to around flood stage this week. At 930
AM MDT Monday, the river gauge on the Wind River near Dubois stood
at 5.4 feet with a crest of 5.6 feet expected Tuesday morning.
Flood stage is 5.0 feet and moderate flooding occurs at 5.5 feet.
The river will generally remain between 5.0 and 5.5 feet through
much of the week.

Farther downstream, a gauge on the Wind River below Crowheart near
the confluence of Bull Lake Creek was at 9.8 feet at 930 AM Monday.
The river level is expected to remain between 9.5 and 9.9 feet
most of this week with late morning crests near the flood stage of
10.0 feet each day.

Low land flooding along this reach of the Wind River is expected to
become more widespread this week. The combination of much above
normal temperatures and gusty southwest wind will aid snowmelt
Monday, which will be the warmest day of the week until Friday.

This flood warning replaces the flood advisory that had been in
effect until Wednesday morning for the Wind River at Dubois.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

You should stay away from the river or be swept away. The water is
cold and fast-moving and river banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe. Avoid camping or recreating near the river or
any tributary creeks and streams.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

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LAT…LON 4320 10898 4329 10915 4336 10929 4340 10936
4340 10943 4349 10956 4358 10980 4361 10977
4351 10951 4344 10942 4344 10934 4338 10925
4330 10910 4323 10897

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