WPR News
9:04 am
Tue May 29, 2007

Southwest Hurt By Drought

Laramie, Wy –
The eastern half of Wyoming has seen significant improvement in its drought situation this spring. But State Climatologist Steve Gray says the Western half of the state has NOT done very well. "The situation that we're seeing over there is that we've already seen peak stream flow, we've basically already melted a lot of these areas out and we've seen the most water in those streams that we're going to see throughout this entire season."
Gray says in some places in Western Wyoming, the snow
pack began melting six weeks earlier than expected. That will leave less snow to melt later. In terms of drought, Gray says the southwest corner of Wyoming continues to be a problem spot, while the northeast corner shows the most improvement.