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Submitted by Newsroom on June 10, 2011 – 7:30 amNo Comment
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     WYOMING FLOODING
     Wyoming runoff to be about 200 percent of average
     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP)
– The amount of water expected to reach
river basins in Wyoming from its mountain snowpack will be close to
200 percent of average statewide.
The latest report from the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural
Resources Conservation Service says water will be as high as 387
percent of average in some places.
     The Upper North Platte, which is causing flooding now in Carbon
County, is expected to yield 308 percent of its average runoff.
     The Snake River in northwest Wyoming will see runoff 171 percent
of average.
     The Bighorn Basin will see water 219 percent of average, and the
Wind River 181 percent of average.
     Runoff into the Shoshone River Basin will be 204 percent of
average, and the Green River snowmelt will be 192 percent of
average.
    
     BIGHORN ROADS
     Road openings delayed on Bighorn National Forest
     SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP)
– Heavy snow continues to prevent the
Bighorn National Forest from opening roads and trails.
     Forest Supervisor Bill Bass says roads on the forest remain
snow-packed or very wet. He said they could be damaged if people
drive on them.
     The U.S. Forest Service will install temporary barriers and
closure signs on many roads and trails. Bass says opportunities for
dispersed camping and other recreational activities will remain
limited as long as the roads are impassable.
    
     BOAT INSPECTIONS
     Wyoming boaters face inspections this weekend
     JACKSON, Wyo. (AP)
– Boaters on Wyoming rivers and lakes this
weekend will face inspections for invasive mussels.
     The Wyoming Game and Fish department plans to have inspection
stations set up on the way to popular boating destinations.
      Some boaters have mistaken those stations for construction sites.
Jackson fisheries biologist Rob Gipson says people with boats of any size,
including kayaks and canoes, are required to stop at the inspection sites.
     Non-native mussels are found in three neighboring states and
officials want to prevent their introduction into Wyoming because
they can hurt native species and ruin fisheries.
    
     ROCK SPRINGS-MINES
     Still no settlement of Rock Springs home damage
     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP)
– Residents of a Rock Springs neighborhood
who say the state damaged their homes nearly four years ago are
still negotiating compensation.
     And some of the residents say they are frustrated with new Gov.
Matt Mead, who promised during the campaign last year to resolve
the issue expeditiously.
     Mead spokesman Renny MacKay says that
the governor is eager to resolve the problem, but legal issues are
getting in the way.
     More than a dozen homeowners say their homes suffered damage in
2007 when a state contractor dropped 35- and 25-ton weights more
than 2,300 times to collapse tunnels and voids left by old coal
mines.
    

 

 
    
     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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