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Wyoming Facilities Experiencing High Water

Below are photos of Reclamation facilities in Wyoming that have been experiencing high water.

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A view inside the Platte River gauge at Casper, Wyo.
(Above) A view inside the Platte River gauge at Casper, Wyo. The gauge measures the elevation of the river and transmits real-time data to water managers.
Guernsey Dam, Wyo.
(Above) Guernsey Dam, Wyo.
Boaters at Pathfinder Dam
(Above) Boaters at Pathfinder Dam. People are urged to exercise caution on river and reservoirs. High water hides obstacles and trees along shorelines present unusual hazards.
Seminoe Dam, Wyo.
(Above) Seminoe Dam, Wyo.
Kortes Dam, Wyo.
(Above) Kortes Dam, Wyo.
 
   

   
Pathfinder Dam
(Above) Pathfinder Dam, June 20, 2010
Pathfider Dam
(Above) Pathfinder Dam, June 20, 2010
Pathfinder Dam
(Above) Pathfinder Dam, June 20, 2010
 
   

Flooding of the Platte River Parkway in Casper, Wyo.
(Above) Flooding of the Platte River Parkway in Casper, Wyo.
Flooding of the Platte River Parkway in Casper, Wyo.
(Above) Flooding of the Platte River Parkway in Casper, Wyo.
   

Rainbow Spill at Pathfinder Dam June 19, 2010 Pathfinder Reservoir Flows Over the Uncontrolled Spillway at Pathfinder Dam, June 18, 2010

Panoramic shot of Pathfinder Reservoir flowing over uncontrolled spillway
(Above) Pathfinder Reservoir Flows Over the Uncontrolled Spillway at Pathfinder Dam, June 19 - Inflows to the Pathfinder Reservoir from a combination of snow melt and a severe rainstorm increased reservoir water levels to capacity, which allowed for water to be released over the uncontrolled portion of the spillway for the first time since 1984. The dam is located 45-miles southwest of Casper, Wyoming.

 
High water nears the Pumphouse Restaurant, Casper, Wyoming, Jun 20, 2010.
(Above) High water nears the Tate Pumphouse Restaurant along the North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming, Jun 20, 2010.
High water nears the Pumphouse Restaurant, Casper, Wyoming, Jun 20, 2010.
(Above) High water nears the Tate Pumphouse Restaurant along the North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming, Jun 20, 2010.
   
Sandbags near the Pumphouse Restaurant, Casper, Wyoming, Jun 20, 2010.
(Above) High water nears the Tate Pumphouse Restaurant along the North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming, Jun 20, 2010.
High water nears the Pumphouse Restaurant, Casper, Wyoming, Jun 20, 2010.
(Above) High water nears the Tate Pumphouse Restaurant along the North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming, Jun 20, 2010.
   
Pathfinder reservoir is at full capacity, and Reclamation advises boaters, recreationists and others to exercise extreme caution while in the area.
(Above) Pathfinder reservoir is at full capacity, and Reclamation advises boaters, recreationists and others to exercise extreme caution while in the area.
 

(Below) Due to high reservoir levels and excessive rain, many Glendo State Park campgrounds and facilities have been closed until further notice. For up-to-date information, please call Glendo State Park at 307-735-4433.
Glendo State Park - Table underwater Glendo State Park - High water behind table
   
Glendo State Park - High water covers tables Glendo State Park - High water surrounds camping area.

Last Updated: March 12, 2013

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