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Ag land flooding reported in state; Bear River rises

Mar 24, 2017 The Associated Press

Rivers and creeks swollen with snowmelt runoff are causing some minor flooding in western Wyoming.

Officials say the Bear River upstream and downstream from Cokeville in Lincoln county is flooding mainly agricultural land.

The river is expected to slowly recede below bank-full at Cokeville by Saturday morning.

In the Star Valley area, Crow Creek and Salt River are flooding mainly agricultural land although some homeowners in the Fairview area have had to place sandbags to protect their property.

Crow Creek near Fairview crested Thursday morning and the Salt River near Etna crested Thursday afternoon.

After a snowy winter in western Wyoming, Thursday brought a soaking rainstorm that is accounting for much of the flooding.

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