The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Flood Warning for the Laramie River.

You can monitor the Laramie River water level here.

* FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE LARAMIE RIVER AT LARAMIE * FORECAST... THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING THROUGH THE WEEK. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO REACH MODERATE FLOOD STAGE OF 6.0 FEET BY LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER. * THE STAGE EXCEEDED THE FLOOD STAGE OF 5.0 FEET SATURDAY EVENING.

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* IMPACT... AT 6.5 FEET... HOMES NEXT TO GREENWAY ALONG RIGHT BANK EXPERIENCE MAJOR FLOODING. MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING OF MOBILE HOME PARK ALONG SOUTH END OF MCCUE STREET ALONG LEFT BANK. WATER BEGINS TO ENCROACH LOW LYING AREAS OF COTTONWOOD ESTATES ALONG LEFT BANK. * IMPACT... AT 6.0 FEET... WATER OVERFLOWS GREENWAY AT SPRUCE AND PARK STREETS. HOMES NEXT TO GREENWAY ALONG RIGHT BANK EXPERIENCE MODERATE FLOODING. WATER BEGINS TO ENCROACH MOBILE HOME PARK ALONG SOUTH END OF MCCUE STREET ALONG LEFT BANK. WATER IS BANKFULL BEHIND TRAILERHOMES WITHIN LEE TRAILER COURT LOCATED JUST NORTH OF CURTIS STREET. OPTIMIST PARK SOUTH OF GARFIELD STREET BEGINS TO FLOOD. * IMPACT... AT 5.5 FEET... WATER REACHES TOP OF GREENWAY PATH AT INTERSECTION OF PARK AND SPRUCE STREETS. WATER OVER DRIVEWAYS OF HOMES NEXT TO GREENWAY ALONG RIGHT BANK. * IMPACT... AT 5.0 FEET... FLOOD STAGE. ACCESS TO CHIMNEY LAMP ROAD BRIDGE MAY BECOME IMPOSSIBLE. WATER BEGINS ENCROACHING GREENWAY AT INTERSECTION OF PARK AND SPRUCE STREETS. HOUSES NEXT TO GREENWAY ALONG RIGHT BANK MAY HAVE WATER OVER LOW LYING AREAS. * IMPACT... AT 4.5 FEET... WATER BEGINS TO OVERFLOW PORTIONS OF BIKEPATH ALONG SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF LARAMIE (SOUTH OF OPTIMIST PARK ALONG GARFIELD STREET). STANDING WATER OVER LOW LYING AREAS ON CHIMNEY LAMP ROAD NORTH OF BRIDGE. 1 TO 2 FEET OF STANDING WATER MAY COVER LOW AREAS OF BIKE PATH NEAR WETLANDS AREA. * IMPACT... AT 4.0 FEET... BANKFULL STAGE. RIVER BEGINS TO ENCROACH AND FLOW INTO WETLANDS AREA ALONG RIGHT BANK. SOME VERY MINOR FLOODING OF LOW SPOTS OF BIKE PATH NEAR WETLANDS. * FLOOD HISTORY... THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 5.8 FEET ON JUN 20 2011.

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... THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WYOMING...

LARAMIE RIVER AT LARAMIE AFFECTING ALBANY COUNTY

.HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY: A WARMING TREND WILL DEVELOP THIS WEEK WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEK. WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CAUSE RAPID SNOW MELT IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING. RUNOFF DUE TO SNOWMELT WILL CAUSE RIVE LEVELS TO RISE THROUGH THE END OF THIS WEEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED: MONDAY MORNING.