*Feature Photo: On Friday, sandbags were placed to protect town infrastructure in Hudson from possible snowmelt flooding this weekend. (Pitchengine Communities) * (Riverton, Wyo.) - Here is what we know this morning about possible flooding this weekend in Fremont County. • Creeks and rivers along the southern Wind River Basin will peak early Sunday morning with continued snowmelt runoff. Only minor flooding of low lying areas is expected along area creeks and rivers through Sunday. • Temperatures at the 9,000-foot elevation are expected to be in the middle to upper 50s Saturday afternoon. Snow melt will slow down by the end of the weekend into next week in response to cooling afternoon temperatures at the 9,000-foot elevation. • Potential impacted areas are the Popo Agie and Little Wind River drainage areas. [image: Inline image 1] *Sandbags were filled in Hudson Friday to protect the town's water wells and water treatment plant by inmates from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp and Wyoming Honor Camp, both in Newcastle. (Pitchengine Communities) * Should the predicted weather patterns and stream flows happen, the following actions *may *take place: Sandbag filling stations will be opened at the following locations: *Riverton*: Fremont Co. Fairgrounds, 1010 Fairgrounds Rd. *Lander: *Lander City Shop, 1390 Buena Vista Dr. *Hudson*: Fremont Co. Fire Protection District station, 380 W. 8 th St. *Wind River Reservation*: Fort Washakie EST shop, Ethete Blue Sky Hall, Shoshone and Arapaho Transportation, St. Stephens, Crowheart. Fremont County Emergency Management agency requests that sandbags only be used to protect a primary residence. "There are limited quantities of sand bags and your neighbors need them as well, therefore at this time each residence will be allotted no more than 500 sandbags," a news release stated. *Other actions: * Remain vigilant regarding water levels near your home. Be safe around creeks, streams and rivers. stream banks have been damaged and eroded from previous high water. Pay attention to NOAA weather alerts, and check these websites for information: NOAA: http://www.weather.gov/riw/ Fremont County Emergency Management Agency facebook page
*The weather outlook for the Wind River Basin through Monday night.
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If you feel your well has been contaminated, do not drink the water. You
can contact Public Health at 307-856- 6979/Riverton or 307-332- 1073/Lander
for more information regarding well contamination.
*h/t National Weather Service, Fremont County Emergency Management*