By Bob Beck
Laramie, WY – If you think that the reports of flooding across the state sound unusual, that is because they are. Kirk Miller of the U-S Geological Service says snow melt coupled with rain is the culprit. The agency monitors water in several areas of southern and central Wyoming and the water is approaching record levels,
"Streams in these basins are not only flooding, as they occasionally do, but so far, seven sites monitored by the USGS have had recorded maximums."
Miller says they have been collecting data for over 30 years.
He adds that agencies such as the National Weather Service use the data to predict flooding and local agencies use the information to address flood control.