WPR News
7:43 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Wyoming snowpack has some nervous

Casper, WY – More snow has piled up in Wyoming's mountains than at this time last year - and last year turned out to be a bad one for spring flooding.
Hydrologists released their latest data Monday. They report that
mountain moisture is up just about everywhere compared to last
week. Every drainage basin now has more moisture at its headwaters
than is normal for this time of year.
Mountain snow moisture ranges from 102 percent of average above
the Wind River to 136 percent of average above the upper Bear and
upper North Platte rivers.
Last year at this time, statewide mountain snow moisture was 73
percent of average. This year's statewide average is 115 percent of
average.
Heavy rain and snow caused flooding in Fremont and Carbon
counties last spring.