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FGUS75 KRIW 161403  
ESFRIW  
WYC003-013-029-172002-  
HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY  
803 AM MDT SAT JUN 16 2018  
 
...MUCH HIGHER FLOWS TO RETURN ALONG THE WIND RIVER AND ALONG THE  
NORTH/SOUTH FORKS OF THE SHOSHONE RIVER MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY  
OF NEXT WEEK...  
 
...THE SHOSHONE RIVER BELOW BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR WILL CONTINUE TO RUN  
AT VERY HIGH LEVELS THROUGH THE NEXT WEEK...  
 
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING  
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE WIND AND SHOSHONE RIVER BASINS. UP TO 1.25  
INCHES--LOCALLY 2.50 INCHES--OF RAIN IS FORECASTED ACROSS THE WIND AND SHOSHONE  
BASINS FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. EXCESS RAINFALL RUNOFF  
WILL CAUSE A RETURN OF MUCH HIGHER FLOWS ALONG THE WIND RIVER AND  
ALONG THE NORTH/SOUTH FORKS OF THE SHOSHONE RIVER MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY  
OF NEXT WEEK.  
 
EXPECT FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS ALONG WIND RIVER AND THE NORTH/SOUTH FORKS  
OF THE SHOSHONE RIVER TO BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD BY THE EARLY TO THE MIDDLE  
OF NEXT WEEK.  
 
INFLOWS INTO BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR MAY EXCEED 12,000 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND  
(CFS) BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.  
 
RELEASES OUT OF BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR WILL KEEP THE SHOSHONE RIVER  
FROM BELOW BUFFALO BILL TO LOVELL RUNNING AT VERY HIGH LEVELS THROUGH  
NEXT WEEK. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN SHOWERS ARE FORECASTED  
FOR THE LOWER END OF THE SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY  
NIGHT. LOCAL RAINFALL RUNOFF FROM THUNDERSTORMS WILL ONLY INCREASE ALREADY VERY  
HIGH FLOWS INTO THE SHOSHONE RIVER FROM WILLWOOD DAM TO LOVELL.  
 
FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS--MAINLY AGRICULTURAL LAND--WILL CONTINUE ALONG  
THE SHOSHONE RIVER FROM THE WILLWOOD DAM AREA DOWNSTREAM TO THE LOVELL AREA  
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS MAY BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD  
AND INTENSIFY SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.  
 
RESIDENTS THAT LIVE NEXT TO THE WIND RIVER AND THE NORTH/SOUTH FORKS OF THE  
SHOSHONE RIVER SHOULD PREPARE FOR SUDDEN INCREASES IN RIVER LEVELS EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
RESIDENTS THAT LIVE NEXT TO THE SHOSHONE RIVER FROM WILLWOOD DAM DOWNSTREAM TO  
LOVELL SHOULD BE READY FOR UNEXPECTED INCREASES IN RIVER LEVELS SUNDAY THROUGH  
TUESDAY. STAY AWAY FROM FLOODED LOW LYING AREAS AND UNSTABLE RIVER BANKS.  
 
GRAPHICAL FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE AT:  
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=RIW  
VISIT WEATHER.GOV/RIVERTON AND SELECT THE RIVERS & LAKES TAB FOR  
GRAPHICAL FORECASTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  
 

 
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