Wyoming reservoirs have been spilling over with run-off from the heavy snowpack. But Bureau of Reclamation area manager Coleman Smith says they’re doing their job—capturing flood waters to reduce damage downstream.
He says when the flood waters hit Buffalo Bill Reservoir it was touch and go for a while. “We were actually releasing 400,000 cubic feet a second out of--it was going through Cody—which is a tremendous amount of water. And the Emergency Manager up there for Park County was keeping a close eye on it.”