Impending 100 year flood is scaring the heck out of us
June 1, 2017
A flooding mountain river in Wyoming can be an “insatiable monster.” That is what I called the middle fork of the Popo Agie River here in Lander seven years ago when we experienced a 50-year flood event.
Unfortunately, based on snowpack in the mountains, it is entirely possible we will see a 100-year flood event this year.
For those of us who lived through what occurred here in 2010, it is hard to imagine that it could get any worse.
But snowpack levels, as I write this, are at 326 percent of historical averages. This is just an astonishing amount of water and snow.
Much of Wyoming ha...