- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - For the fourth time in the last 30 years, water is flowing over the spillway at the Pathfinder Reservoir in central Wyoming.

The reservoir about 45 miles southwest of Casper began spilling over last weekend. The last time water went over the spillway was in 2011. It also occurred in 2010 and 1986.

Officials with the Bureau of Reclamation say high snowpack levels and precipitation in April led to above-average volumes of water entering the reservoir. When the water coming in exceeds the reservoir’s outlet capacity and fills the reservoir, water starts flowing over the spillway.

The water going over the spillway drops about 200 feet to the canyon below. The sight has attracted a number of onlookers.

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