Wind River could crest this weekend

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Spring snowmelt forecasts minor flooding along the Wind River and Shoshone River this weekend, states an outlook from the National Weather Service – Riverton.

The upper Wind and Shoshone Basins remain the last areas with substantial snowpack above 9,000 feet. These conditions should cause substantial snowmelt runoff for the two rivers.

The Wind River near Dubois is expected to crest above 5 feet early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Mountain streams and creeks will be flowing in excess late this week culminating in rises near Riverton. The Wind River at Riverton is predicted to crest near 9 feet late Saturday night through Sunday morning.

The South fork of the Shoshone to top 8 feet early Saturday as well. Read the complete text of the NWS Hydrologic Outlook below.

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