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Runoff predictions fall short

(Wyoming)- The February forecast for the April through July runoff predicted for the Bighorn River Basin is expected to fall well short of historical levels. As of today these are the forecasts of the runoff levels. • Bighorn Lake - Bighorn River April through July inflow to Bighorn Lake is forecast at 596,200 acre feet, which is 54 percent of the 30 year average of 1,114,300 af. • Buffalo Bill Reservoir - Shoshone River April through July inflow to Buffalo Bill Reservoir is forecast at 570,000 acre-feet (af), which is 83 percent of the 30 year average of 686,300 acre-feet. • Boysen Reservoir - Wind River April through July inflow to Boysen Reservoir is forecast at 350,000 af, which is 64 percent of the 30 year average of 548,300 af. • Bull Lake Reservoir - April through July snow melt runoff into Bull Lake Reservoir from Bull Lake Creek is expected to be 110,000 af, which is 80 percent of the 30 year average of 138,200 af. • Wind River – April through July snow melt runoff into the Wind River above Bull Lake Creek is expected to be 300,000 af, which is 74 percent of the 30 year average of 405,400. #reboot #news