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People urged ‘extreme caution’ due to high water levels near Pinedale

(Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) said on Monday, June 29 that citizens should use “extreme caution” around Pine Creek drainages near Pinedale due to high water levels.

The SCSO also said that sandbags are being prepared and made available “for property owners who are experiencing flooding.”

Sublette County Emergency Manager Jim Mitchell reported on Monday morning that “the inlet into Fremont Lake was currently reported to be flowing in over 1,870 cubic feet per second into the lake,” SCSO added.

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“With recent and upcoming rainfall, the water input into Fremont Lake will be above peak levels for the fifth time this spring,” the statement adds. “Higher than expected levels of water into Fremont lake are expected to make Pine Creek rise. We are advising citizens to exercise extreme caution around Pine creek drainages.”

“Water levels can rise without warning and be very dangerous. The expected rise in water levels are expected to last through at least Thursday July 2nd. Sandbags are being prepared and are available for property owners who are experiencing flooding.”

SCSO said that updates will be made available through:

  • Sublette County Emergency Management social media pages
  • Sublette County Sheriff’s Office social media pages
  • Alert Sense

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.