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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State WYOMING
County/Area BIG HORN
WFO RIW
Begin Date 06/28/2011 20:00:00 MST-7
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth SSE
Begin Location OTTO
Begin Lat/Lon 44.37/-108.25
End Date 06/30/2011 23:59:00 MST-7
End Range 6
End Azimuth WSW
End Location BURLINGTON
End Lat/Lon 44.42/-108.55
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 145.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The warmest temperatures of the summer season produced snowmelt runoff in the drainages of the western Bighorn Mountains. Creeks and streams in Big Horn and Washakie counties quickly rose in response to the increased runoff. The flooding subsided during the morning of July 1. More information about the conclusion of this flood episode is found in the July 2011 Storm Data publication.
Event Narrative Snowmelt waters traveled down the Greybull River and combined with heavy rain from thunderstorms to create lowland flooding along the river upstream of Greybull. Lane 40 1/2 and Road 5 southwest of Burlington were both inundated by water. The river tried to reroute itself in the vicinity of Road 5. This led county road and bridge employees to construct a new dike to protect one residence and a road.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 570.00K 0.00K
GREYBULL BIG HORN CO. WY 06/28/2011 20:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
HYATTVILLE BIG HORN CO. WY 06/28/2011 20:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
OTTO BIG HORN CO. WY 06/28/2011 20:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 145.00K 0.00K
TEN SLEEP ARPT WASHAKIE CO. WY 06/29/2011 18:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 570.00K 0.00K