Upper North Platte Valley Flooding concerns

Town of Saratoga officials share encouraging news

With the rise of the rivers over the past few days, residents of the Upper North Platte Valley are worried. Flooding has occurred in Saratoga and Encampment in the past, the last time it became very serious was 12 years ago.  In 2010, peak flow was 16,100 cfm according to NOAA documents. In 2011, flow was 16,700 cfm, and in 2014 it was 14,700 cfm. Flood mitigation is always at the top of the list of concerns after a "real" winter spends it's time in the Valley. 

Saratoga Mayor Chuck Davis said that this year, although the snowpack is deep and the water is high, he isn't overly concerned....


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