Waterways were gradually rising Monday night in Star Valley, according to a report released at 5 p.m. from The Lincoln County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The report noted runoff from the Salt River Mountain Range on the east side of the valley had started, while runoff from the Caribou Highlands on the west side was in the final stages. Emergency Management reported the Etna gauging station at 5.25 feet on the Salt River. Action stage level is 5.5 feet. and flood stage is 6 feet. Emergency Management, along with the National Weather Service advises the Salt River will crest late Tuesday or early Wednesday at an estimated 5.85 feet.
Officials report the river will drop again as a cold front enters the region at mid-week. Temperatures will return to the 50s and 60s. The county’s Emergency Operations Center based in Afton is monitoring the Salt River and tributaries.