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Uncooperative winter

County slips further into drought conditions

There's not much chance of flooding this spring, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The county continues to slide into drought conditions after a winter that brought little snow.

The flood outlook summary for this spring is below average across all of northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota.

This is the time of year for ice cover on streams, rivers and lakes to melt and for ice-jam flooding to potentially occur. Flooding from snowmelt on the plains typically takes place between March and May, but a little later from the Black Hills.

While the flood potential for this year d...