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Southeast Wyoming waits for spring rain

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 2013

Courtesy - The Feb. 8 chart shows the current streamflow of both the North Platte and Laramie rivers running at less than 75 percent of average.

TORRINGTON Ė When it comes to the current drought and moisture, the numbers confirm what locals already know: southeastern Wyoming is struggling and has been for the better part of a year, and future outlooks donít necessarily give a lot of reason for hope.

But, according to Jim Fahey, a hydrologist with the Wyoming branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), historical data shows some relief could come in the form of spring rain this year, which is contrary to what some media outlets would have people believe.

For the complete article see the 03-05-2013 issue.

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