Yellowstone Report: Waters Have Peaked, Dangers Remain

Citing water levels from this spring’s lingering snowmelt that almost matched records, Yellowstone National Park officials yesterday said the Park remains saturated with water, but that levels had peaked and are now on the decline.

“A handful of trails that are completely submerged have been closed to foot and stock traffic. Swift flowing waterways will be difficult or even impossible to ford for some time. Hikers and anglers need to be alert that what was an ankle-deep wade or small stream leap early in the day has the potential to become a dangerous hazard as water levels tend to rise throughout the evening hours.”

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  • Dwmac1130

    It is extremely frustrating to see that the national news coverage of this spill has been almost non-existant. It seems that many people simply do not understand the implications of this event and, it speaks to a greater concern about the general attitudes revolving around the need to protect American waterways. As a fly fisherman and avid outdoorsman, I am angry that there has not been more of an outrage at yet another example of the petrolium industry’s reckless behavior and inadequate safety precautions. The name “Yellowstone” has now been added to the ever growing industrial accident list.