Spring flood outlook lower than average


February 23, 2023

The snow may be coming down more often than it has over recent years, but the National Weather Service (NWS) is not predicting it will cause flooding when the spring arrives.

According to the outlook for the Rapid City Hydrologic Service Area, the severe drought conditions that led into winter – along with lower streamflows and minimal frost – have reduced the chance for spring floods, despite the abundance of the snowpack.

At this time, there is below average potential for flooding in northeastern Wyoming.

The NWS predicts less than a 5% chance for the Belle Fourche River to flood thi...

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