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Runoff conditions looking good for northern lakes

Mar 23, 2012 The Associated Press

POWELL (AP) -- Federal water managers are fairly optimistic that both Big Horn and Buffalo Bill reservoirs in northern Wyoming will fill up this spring.

Bureau of Reclamation officials say the mountain snowpack around the reservoirs looks good right now.

As of Monday, Big Horn Lake along the Wyoming-Montana border was slightly more than 81 percent full.

The Buffalo Bill Reservoir near Cody was about 69 percent full. Spring runoff usually peaks in late May or early June, and both reservoirs are in good shape ahead of that, officials said.

To the south, Boysen Reservoir was 87 percent full as of Monday, according to BuRec.

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