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Fri March 11, 2011
State officials discuss flood plans
By Molly Messick
Laramie, Wyo. – Representatives of state and local agencies met in Casper yesterday, to plan for the possibility of flooding in many places across the state this spring and early summer. After severe flooding in Fremont County last year, and high water levels in other parts of the state as well, the message this year is preparation.
Domenic Bravo is the Division Administrator for State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails. He says with above average snowpack across Wyoming right now, the question is whether the state will see a warm rainy spring - which would lead to fast snow melt. "The next couple of months will be key," he said. "We'll be monitoring on a weekly level where the waters are and where the water level is, and what we need do to mitigate that."
He says they're preparing on all fronts - from disseminating flood plans to reinforcing infrastructure and communicating with the public.