New Levee being built, more sandbags filled in Hudson

*Feature Image: A levee is being constructed to keep the Little Popo Agie River in its banks in the event of another flood this week. Warm temperatures are melting the snowpack in the Wind River Range. Anticipated crests of the creeks and rivers in the Wind River Basin is expected Sunday or Monday. (Pitchengine Communities) * (Hudson, Wyo.) - Soldiers from the Wyoming National Guard, inmates from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp and Wyoming Boot Camp from Newcastle, and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security are actively involved in putting prevention measures in place to prevent another flood in Hudson. Governor Matt Mead activated the action in advanced of possible flooding this coming weekend due to melting snowpack. A new levee is being constructed along the east flank of the Little Popo Agie River north of Highway 789 where it spilled over its banks and flooded the west end of town two weeks ago. [image: Inline image 1] *The new levee on the north side of Hudson. (Pitchengine Communities) * Hudson's infrastructure, including the water treatment plant and the town's water well heads have all been sandbagged and private individuals have been picking up filled sand bags to protect their property which was inundated in the earlier flood event. A Command and Control team, comprised of members of the Wyoming Air and Army National Guard, respectively, is on scene overseeing the preparations. [image: Inline image 2] *A crew from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp and Wyoming Honor Camp from Newcastle have been in the county since Wednesday filling sandbags and strengthening infrastructure in the Town of Hudson. (Pitchengine Communities) * [image: Inline image 3] *A Command and Control team from the Wyoming National Guard Air and Army units are overseeing the operation. Here they talk with a supervisor from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp. (Pitchengine Communities) * [image: Inline image 4] *Volunteers assist Hudson artist Jerry Antolik load his truck with sandbags to help protect his studio and garage from future flooding. "I was hit hard in the first flood," he said. (Pitchengine Communities) * #county10 #news