(Riverton, Wyo.) - As of 9:45 p.m.,, the National Weather Service has reported that the crest of the Little Wind River has passed Riverton and the river is now beginning to recede. Here's what we know at 10 p.m.: • "The river crested Sunday evening around 10.2 feet and is receding," the NWS posted on its website. "This crest is the 3rd highest crest of all-time trailing only the 2010 and 1963 floods.... The 8:15 pm reading at the Little Wind River near Riverton was 9.94 feet, down from the crest of 10.19 feet at 5 pm. The river may remain above 9 feet through Monday evening or possibly Tuesday morning and above flood stage of 8 feet perhaps into Wednesday morning." • Homes in the lower Arapahoe area and along the Wind River on the 17 Mile, Mission, and Gas Hills roads were evacuated earlier in the day, no injuries have been reported. Some of those displaced were sheltered at the Great Plains Hall. • The American Red Cross announced that it is taking damage assessments in Hudson and across the Wind River Reservation "to evaluate the extent of the damage and determine what resources will be needed," according to a news release. A Red Cross Resource Center will open on Monday morning at 10 a.m. at the Fremont Center at the Fairgrounds in Riverton. Only clients with flood damage to their homes should come to the center. Vehicles and outbuildings do not apply," according to the release. • As for schools, Lander District 1, Wyoming Indian District 14 and Riverton District 25 will be holding classes on Monday as usual. School buses in those three districts, however, will not run on dirt roads. Only in-town buses will run in Riverton
there will be no rural routes run. In Lander,
buses will only run on paved routes. Families with children on non-paved
routes are being asked to get their kids to the nearest paved route to be
picked up. At Ethete, the Wyoming
Indian Schools will not be running buses on any compromised or muddy dirt
roads. These are the only school announcements we have received.
• The Wyoming Department of Transportation has temporarily repaired a
culvert failure on Highway 287 nine miles north of Lander near the
intersection with the Blue Sky Highway, WYO 132. A portion of the road was
undercut by a culvert that filled with debris and failed. A permanent
repair will be made when conditions warrant.
• The Wind River Canyon is open. A Falling Rock Advisory is in place.