River Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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FGUS85 KRIW 141215
Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
514 AM MST TUE FEB 14 2017

...Ice jamming with high water expected on the Blacks Fork at Little
America through Tuesday Afternoon...

The recent warm weather has caused significant snowmelt. This in
combination with some ice jams was causing some minor flooding along
area small creeks and streams in Sweetwater County. At 5 am, the
Blacks Fork River at Little America was just over 10.5 feet. Flood stage
is 10.5 feet. Some flooding of farm or pasture land near the river is

River ice is very unpredictable, and may move and jam with little
notice. Any ice jam can cause flooding, as the ice dams the river,
causing rapid increases in river levels in a short period of time.
People living near the river should monitor the situation closely and
be ready to move to higher ground if flooding occurs.


Team Riverton

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