- Associated Press - Monday, May 22, 2017

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - The late spring snowstorm that hit Wyoming last week has boosted the state’s snowpack.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service on Monday reported that the statewide snowpack increased from 115 percent of median last week to 176 percent.

The agency says most of the gain can be attributed to the cool weather slowing the snowmelt.

All major river basins in Wyoming saw increases over the week.

The Sweetwater Basin is the highest in the state at 353 percent of median, followed by the Wind River Basin at 304 percent. The Upper Green and Upper Bear are close to 300 percent.

Such high levels of snowpack has caused concern about flooding if there is a sudden heat wave and heavy rain accompanying the snowmelt.

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