floods http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Floods On Rise: Earlier Run-Offs Present Challenge To Water Storage http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/floods-rise-earlier-run-offs-present-challenge-water-storage <p>This spring, rivers were overflowing banks all over the state.&nbsp; Some rivers saw record—or near-record—flood stages.&nbsp; The Laramie River hit its second highest flood level on record, and that’s only four years after its highest on record in 2010.&nbsp; But floods aren’t all sandbagging and property damage: they also mean plenty of water for the long dry summer ahead.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:41:25 +0000 Melodie Edwards 59809 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Floods On Rise: Earlier Run-Offs Present Challenge To Water Storage Wyoming Reservoirs Brimming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-reservoirs-brimming <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wyoming reservoirs have been spilling over with run-off from the heavy snowpack.&nbsp; But Bureau of Reclamation area manager Coleman Smith says they’re doing their job—capturing flood waters to reduce damage downstream.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:17:02 +0000 Melodie Edwards 59471 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Reservoirs Brimming Laramie And North Platte Rivers Under Flood Warning http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-and-north-platte-rivers-under-flood-warning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flooding may lead to evacuations in some Wyoming communities&nbsp;this week. Rapid </span>snowmelt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and heavy rain have brought the North Platte and Laramie rivers to flood levels.&nbsp; Kelly Ruiz with Wyoming Homeland Security says Saratoga, on the west side of the Snowy Range, will be hardest hit.</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 23:12:21 +0000 Melodie Edwards 58946 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie And North Platte Rivers Under Flood Warning Tips For Business Owners To Prepare For Natural Disasters http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tips-business-owners-prepare-natural-disasters <p>Ice jams in the Bighorn River have caused flooding, which in turn caused damage to several homes and businesses in northern Wyoming. High snowpack could bring more floods this spring. Troy Staples is the business preparedness manager for the Red Cross in Wyoming and Colorado. He teaches business owners how to be prepared in case natural disasters or other catastrophes strike their businesses. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov spoke with him. She asked why it’s so hard to re-open after a disaster.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:19:39 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55687 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tips For Business Owners To Prepare For Natural Disasters Red Cross Encourages Businesses To Prepare For Floods http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/red-cross-encourages-businesses-prepare-floods <p>Some businesses have been damaged by the flooding of the Bighorn River in northern Wyoming, and the Red Cross is encouraging other companies to develop plans in case more flooding comes with spring snow melt.</p><p>Troy Staples is the Red Cross Business Preparedness Manager for Wyoming and Colorado. He says up to 40-percent of businesses don’t re-open after a disaster.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:26:38 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55575 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Red Cross Encourages Businesses To Prepare For Floods Floods could cause hay prices to spike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/floods-could-cause-hay-prices-spike <p>The floods in Colorado could cause a spike in hay prices, which could be good and bad news for Wyoming ranchers.<br><br>Many Colorado ranchers lost their season’s hay supply in the deluges that swept across the eastern plains.&nbsp; And that means many Colorado ranchers will likely turn to Wyoming hay producers to feed their livestock through the winter, <em>if</em> they have livestock left to feed.<br><br>Brett Moline with the Wyoming Farm Bureau says this might cause the price of hay to rise on the market.<br> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:19:01 +0000 Melodie Edwards 47194 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Floods could cause hay prices to spike