Mountain snow rasies spring flood odds

Cheyenne, Wyo. – There's plenty of snow in the headwaters of Wyoming's rivers and streams right now - and that has increased the potential for spring flooding in some areas.

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration says mountain snow moisture is about 120 percent of normal across Wyoming.

Last summer, spring flooding caused serious problems in Fremont County.

Already there's enough snow in some places to create a "moderate to high" risk of spring flooding again this year. Those areas include the Shoshone River Basin in Park County, the upper Platte River Basin in Carbon County, and the Laramie River Basin in Albany County.

Spring flood risk is moderate to low elsewhere in the state.