- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Bureau of Reclamation officials say surplus storage in North Platte Basin reservoirs in southeast Wyoming should negate an expected abysmal spring runoff this year.

The agency says the runoff above Glendo Dam is expected to be just 36 percent of its 30-year average between April and July.

However, the North Platte reservoir system began April at 117 percent of its 30-year average, meaning there is enough water for the irrigators and contractors.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1y4jLdP ) that it’s hard to know what the reservoirs will look like by next year. The system dipped from 140 percent to 45 percent of average following consecutive dry winters in 2012 and 2013.

___

Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide