Green River Star -

By David Martin

High flows coming down Green River


March 22, 2017

The Green River may look a lot higher than usual during the next week.

The Fontenelle Dam is schedule to increase flows into the river to mitigate the high amount of water resulting from snowstorms occurring earlier this year.

Releases increased Tuesday at 2,700 cubic feet per second and are projected to increase to 5,500 cubic feet per second Monday morning.

Judy Roderick, coordinator for Sweetwater County Emergency Management, said the flows are higher than usual during this time of year, but isn’t higher than flows seen during the late spring and early summer months.

While a lot of the...

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