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Mon May 16, 2005
Weekend Does Not Bring More Flooding to Sheridan
Laramie, Wy – The warm weather this weekend did not cause any more flooding in northern Wyoming. There was a concern that streams and creeks might spill over again as the snow at higher elevations melted. But, the mayor of Sheridan, Dave Kinskey, says temperatures in the mountains were below freezing at night and that slowed down the melting. Still he says they're keeping sandbags around a while longer because if they get a lot of hot weather and some rain during the next three to six weeks they could get more flooding just like in 1995.
That year Sheridan flooded when warm temperatures and a lot of precipitation caused a quick snowmelt in the surrounding mountains.
Flooding last week did cause some damage to roads, bridges and homes, but no one was injured.