Remote mudslide clouds Wyoming's Hoback River

2014-07-15T14:45:00Z 2014-07-16T06:56:15Z Remote mudslide clouds Wyoming's Hoback RiverThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 15, 2014 2:45 pm  • 

JACKSON, Wyo. — A remote mudslide has clouded up the water in western Wyoming's Hoback River.

The Hoback usually runs clear this time of year. A few days ago, the water turned reddish-brown overnight.

Bridger-Teton National Forest spokeswoman Rita Ayers says the source is a mudslide at the headwaters of one of the Hoback's tributaries, Jamb Creek.

The creek is carrying enough silt to cloud up a stretch of river at least 20 miles long.

Ayers says there's no human development near the mudslide and the phenomenon is completely natural. She suggests fishermen try their luck in other waters until the silt clears.

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