TEN SLEEP, Wyo. — The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a flood warning for Northern Washakie County in central Wyoming due to rain and snowmelt.
A gauge along Ten Sleep Creek near the town of Ten Sleep showed the creek was at a level of 4.4 feet at 2 a.m. Thursday. Flood stage is 4.5 feet.
Early Thursday morning, local law enforcement reported flooding in local campgrounds and in low lying areas along Ten Sleep Creek.
Water levels were also approaching the base of the Highway 16 bridge at Ten Sleep.
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Some areas expected to see flooding include property along Ten Sleep Creek and the Wig Wam Fish Rearing Station.
According to the NWS at Riverton, increased snowmelt at the 9,000- to 10,000-foot elevation could increase flooding.
The highest flows of the runoff season can be expected today and tomorrow.