Pathfinder Dam, Wyoming

The spillway began to flow this past Monday, four or five days ahead of the predicted spill.  Many parts of Wyoming are poised for flash floods and flooding in river ways.

Pathfinder Dam Will Spill Late May

Pathfinder Dam Wyoming. With the cool weather of this past week they predict water will begin to go over the dam spillway late next week. Some areas of the watershed received more snow over the last two days increasing the snowpack levels to almost 200% of normal for this time of year. See the article…

Keeping Tabs on the North Platte River

Probably the best place to keep up with what’s going on with the high spring flows of the North Platte River through Wyoming is at the Newsroom, Bureau of Rec Great Plains Region. The photo of the Pathfinder spillway in 2010 (left) is from the same site.

A Very Wet Spring

Just coming out of what has to be one of the wettest springs in Central Wyoming history. You can see precip data at the Water Resource Data System (WRDS.)   All the numbers for the lower North Platte are close to, or over, 100%. The North Platte is still full bank to bank, and if…