Efforts in Baggs Have Prevented Flooding, but Rain Could Raise River

Baggs, WY – Efforts to build up the banks of the Little Snake River have so far prevented flooding in the town of Baggs. Mayor Linda Corners says the Wyoming National Guard has helped fill 2-thousand sandbags, and state Homeland Security adn the Army Corps of Engineers are also helping out.

Officials say low-lying pasture land in southern Carbon County near Baggs has seen some flooding, but there were no reports of injuries or property damage.

The National Weather Service extended a flood watch for the Baggs area through today. A possibility of rain showers this afternoon could further raise water levels.

NWS has also issued flood watches for all of southern Carbon County and much of northeastern Wyoming.