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Wyoming’s heavy snowpack could lead to flooding

March 18, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Forecasters say Wyoming’s heavy snowpack this winter could lead to more flooding in parts of the state this spring.

KGWN-TV (http://bit.ly/NpLM95 ) in Cheyenne reports snowpack figures across the state range from 125 percent to 175 percent above normal, and the snow melt from these packs can cause flooding in some areas. Steve Rubin with the National Weather Service says he is expecting flooding in the Sierra Madres to the west and in the Snowy Range when temperatures warm up.

According to the United States Drought Monitor, at this time last year 84 percent of the state was in a severe drought. Now, no part of the state is experiencing severe drought.

Rubin says this year’s wet winter could lead to an active severe weather season in April, May and June.


Information from: KGWN-TV, http://www.kgwn.tv/

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