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Mon May 23, 2011
Weather service watching flooding closely
By Bob Beck
Riverton, WY – The National Weather Service in Riverton has posted flood watches or warnings for a great deal of the state. Those watches and warnings cover nearly all of central and western Wyoming, as well as a good deal of Crook County, in the extreme northeast. Trevor Lavoie of the National Weather Service office says many people should also be on watch for flash flooding.
"The flash flooding will be for any place that receives intense thunderstorm activity across any grounds that have been heavily saturated. Specifically places like Lincoln County and Teton County where we had the mudslide."
Lavoie says thanks to storms last week that saturated ground, flooding is a growing concern. He says many of the smaller rivers and streams in the state are starting to exceed their banks. Lavoie says only time will tell how serious the problem will be.