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Wind River at Riverton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWDRW4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:04PM Mar 30, 2023)Flood Stage is 9 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Stage may be affected by ice.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Wind River at Riverton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.06 ft on 06/10/2017
(2) 11.80 ft on 07/02/2011
(3) 11.06 ft on 06/19/2018
(4) 10.86 ft on 06/10/1997
(5) 10.84 ft on 06/20/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.82 ft on 06/06/2021
(2) 9.30 ft on 06/30/2020
(3) 9.20 ft on 06/16/2019
(4) 11.06 ft on 06/19/2018
(5) 10.01 ft on 05/29/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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12.5 Water may begin to flow over Highway 789 south of the Riverton Bridge. Continuous monitoring and/or repair of levees and berms is necessary. The river may overtake and overflow irrigation canals upstream of Riverton.
12 Flood waters continue to invade low lying areas west of Highway 789. Highway 789 may be sand leveed by wydot on the south side of the river. Widespread and very extensive agricultural flooding downstream of Riverton near the Black Bridge and Hidden Valley area. Need to monitor closely irrigation canals upstream of Riverton for possibe overflow problems.
11 Major flooding of homes along the right bank. Water begins to encroach low lying areas west of Highway 789.
10 Extensive agricultural flooding downstream of Riverton near the Black Bridge and Hidden Valley area. Water begins to encroach homes along the right bank.
9 Flood stage. Minor flooding along the right and left banks upstream of the Highway 789 Bridge. Agricultural flooding downstream of Riverton near the Black Bridge and Hidden Valley area intensifies.
8 Bankfull stage. Minor flooding downstream along left bank near Black Bridge begins.
(1) Looking Upstream---Very High Flow (near 12,000 cfs)---June 2017
(2) Looking Downstream---Very High Flow (near 12,000 cfs)---June 2017
(3) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 11,000 cfs)---July 2011
(4) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 11,000 cfs)---July 2011
(5) Looking Upstream---Moderate Flow
(6) Looking Downstream---Moderate Flow
(7) Looking Upstream---Low Flow
(8) Looking Downstream---Low Flow
(9) Looking Upstream---Ice (frequently distorts river stage readings)
(10) Looking Downstream---Ice (frequently distorts river stage readings)
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Latitude: 43.010510° N, Longitude: 108.376700° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 4901.56 ft 4910.56 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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12744 West U.S. Highway 26
Riverton, WY 82501
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