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BuRec says surplus storage in North Platte Basin reservoirs should negate expected low runoff

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CASPER, Wyoming — Bureau of Reclamation officials say surplus storage in North Platte Basin reservoirs in southeast Wyoming should negate an expected abysmal spring runoff this year.

The agency says the runoff above Glendo Dam is expected to be just 36 percent of its 30-year average between April and July.

However, the North Platte reservoir system began April at 117 percent of its 30-year average, meaning there is enough water for the irrigators and contractors.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1y4jLdP ) that it's hard to know what the reservoirs will look like by next year. The system dipped from 140 percent to 45 percent of average following consecutive dry winters in 2012 and 2013.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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