Casper flooding shouldn’t be bad, expert says
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Spring-like weather can be a welcome feeling for most. But after last week’s record setting blizzard in Natrona County...
Could the warmer temperatures also create some problems?
As three-or-more feet of snow begins to melt in Casper, it creates what’s called stormwater. All stormwater eventually drains into the stormwater system, which may have some residents worried about potential flooding. But Sanitary and Stormwater Manager Krista Johnston says residents of Casper shouldn’t have too much to fear.
When asked if the whole world was going to flood, and if we should build an ark, Johnston replied, “We are not going to flood at this point, from the snow event we had last week. Fortunately it’s warmed up slowly enough, that it melted off and didn’t cause flooding. If we get clogs in the pipes or the storm drains themselves, that can lead to localized flooding and unfortunately property damage. And we want to prevent that at all costs.”
Johnston wants residents to remember they can play a vital role in preventing residential flooding... By keeping gutters and drains clear of litter and debris, which helps prevent the pooling of stormwater.
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