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Flooding occurs along Powder & Tongue Rivers


The local whitetail were not overly thrilled with the flooding of their forest homes. The pair pictured above were photographed moving through the deepening floodwaters to reach higher ground.

A series of storms which dropped heavy amounts of precipitation in Wyoming were responsible for rising waters along the Powder and Tongue Rivers over the past week.

At Moorhead Bridge, upstream from Broadus on the Powder River, the USGS gauge peaked at 10.77 feet, on May 31st. This compared to 13.27 feet during the April flood of 1965, and 15.24 feet during the May flood of 1978. The all-time record was 19.0 feet, in 1923.

From reports we've heard, this year's flooding was high enough to flood through some low riverbends along the drainage, though for the most part the river stayed within...

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