Powder River Examiner -

Prepare for Spring Flooding


March 21, 2019

Courtesy of NOAA

Spring is upon us, so now is the time to prepare for the impacts of flooding. Flooding can result from ice jams, snowmelt, high flows from mountain run-off or from heavy spring rains.

The initial concern is for the possibility of local ice jam flooding in the coming weeks. Due to recent very cold temperatures, rivers and streams across the area have significant ice coverage. As runoff increases into these streams, ice will break up and could potentially jam in bends in rivers, near bridges and other convergence areas. Any ice jams would be capable of producing rapidly ri...

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