December 06, 2003


Found this while poking around on Snopes:

Claim: Recent unusual geothermic and seismic activity in Yellowstone Park foretells a coming cataclysmic event in the area.

Status: Undetermined.

Seems there's nothing to worry about, but the full story is fascinating … read it here.

Posted by Avocare at December 6, 2003 01:28 PM | TrackBack

The Discovery Channel had a special about this very subject, roughly a year ago(called "Super-Volcanoes"?). A geologist noticed one of the lakes was "draining" into a nearby forested area. He determined that it was ground-swelling under the lake that pushing the water out and onto formerly dry land.

Scary stuff!

Posted by: The BigC at December 6, 2003 01:50 PM

In August my uncle Steve and I were planning our annual trip to West Yellowstone to fish and debauch in the lamar valley and on the Firehole. A call to his favorite local motel (run by true flyfishing junkies) revealed that due to the geothermal activity in the area the temperature of the water in the rivers has increased and the fishing had suffered. They also said that the town has been over run by geologists and the beer is all gone. Needless to say, we stayed here this year, damn caldera's. One of the teams studying this is from the University of Utah's geology department, they have not posted their findings yet but I will let you know when I see them.

Posted by: Scooter at December 6, 2003 06:17 PM
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