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Flood Advisory in Effect for Sheridan County

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Kevin Koile - Sheridan Media

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory through Sunday night for a portion of north central Wyoming, including Sheridan County. Emergency management is reporting that stream flows are elevated and minor flooding caused by snowmelt is occurring along Big Goose Creek in Sheridan County. According to the advisory, snowmelt continues in the Bighorn mountains where reservoirs that feed Big Goose creek are now spilling water, resulting in elevated levels along the creek. Cooler temperatures over the weekend should slow snowmelt in the Bighorn mountains, which may allow Big Goose creek to crest and recede below bankfull over the weekend.

If you live along Big Goose creek take precautions now to protect your property. Any additional rises on Big Goose creek will result in flooding along Leopard and Beckton streets in Sheridan. Do not drive on or attempt to cross flooded roads, find an alternate route, as most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Residents are asked to stay away from the creek at this time. Fast flowing, cold water will be very dangerous for anyone that falls in, especially children. Stream banks may be undercut and can fall into the water unexpectedly. 

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