Flash flooding a concern in Sublette County with recent rain

SUBLETTE COUNTY, Wyo. — Authorities in Sublette County are concerned about flooding in light of recent rainfall.

High water levels are expected on Pine Creek near Pinedale after recent precipitation.

Monday morning, Sublette County Emergency Manager Jim Mitchell was advised that the inlet into Fremont Lake was currently reported to be flowing in excess of 1,870 cubic feet per second into the lake. With recent and additional forecasted rainfall, the water input into Fremont Lake will be above peak levels for the fifth time this spring.

Higher than expected levels of water into Fremont Lake are expected to make Pine Creek rise. We are advising citizens to exercise extreme caution around Pine Creek drainages.

“Water levels can rise without warning and become very dangerous,” said Sgt. Travis Bingham, public information officer of the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office. Elevated water levels are expected to last through at least Thursday, July 2.

High water levels expected on Pine Creek near Pinedale after recent precipitation

(Pinedale, Wyo – June 29th, 2020) High water levels expected on Pine Creek near Pinedale after recent precipitation.This morning, Sublette County Emergency Manager Jim Mitchell was advised that the inlet into Fremont Lake was currently reported to be flowing in over 1870 cubic feet per second into the lake. With recent and upcoming rainfall, the water input into Fremont Lake will be above peak levels for the fifth time this spring. Higher than expected levels of water into Fremont lake are expected to make Pine Creek rise. We are advising citizens to exercise extreme caution around Pine creek drainages. Water levels can rise without warning and be very dangerous. The expected rise in water levels are expected to last through at least Thursday July 2nd. Updates will be posted to the Sublette County Emergency Management and Sublette County Sheriff’s Office social media pages as well as Alert Sense and www.Sublettewyo.com.###Sergeant Travis Bingham Public Information OfficerSublette County Sheriff's Office35 1/2 S. Tyler Ave, PO Box 701Pinedale, WY 82941tbingham@subso.comOffice 307.367.5236Cell 307-360-7737

Posted by Sublette County Emergency Management on Monday, June 29, 2020

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