Yellowstone Report: Waters Have Peaked, Dangers Remain

July 20, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

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.”