Flood watch posted for Laramie River Valley

By: AP
By: AP

Laramie, WY (AP) - The National Weather Service has posted a flood watch through Saturday for the Laramie River Valley in southeast Wyoming.

The river at Laramie has risen to less than a foot from flood stage because of melting snow and rain.

Crews in Laramie on Wednesday began building a berm along a portion of a recreation trail as a precaution.

Albany County Emergency Management coordinator Aimee Binning says the berm was scheduled to be built later this week, but it was moved up because of the flood watch being posted.

Binning tells the Laramie Boomerang that no more than minor flooding is expected, but the city has a supply of sandbags and other equipment at the ready just in case.

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