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YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY MONTHLY UPDATE
Friday, June 1, 2012 2:33 PM MDT (Friday, June 1, 2012 20:33 UTC)
YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (CAVW #1205-01-)
44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN
During the month of May 2012, the University of Utah reports 30 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park region. The largest was a magnitude 2.1 event on May 24 at 12:47 AM MDT, located about 22 miles southeast of West Thumb, YNP. No earthquake swarms were detected in May.
Yellowstone earthquake activity is at a relatively low background level.
Slow subsidence of the caldera, which began in early 2010, continues. Current deformation patterns at Yellowstone are well within historical norms.
Please see: www.uusatrg.utah.edu... for a map of GPS stations in the Yellowstone vicinity. For a graph of daily GPS positions at White Lake, within the Yellowstone caldera, please see: pbo.unavco.org...
Published: Monday, Jul. 30, 2012 - 3:26 pm
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- Parts of three rivers in Yellowstone National Park will be closed to fishing due to unusually warm water temperatures.
Starting Wednesday, park officials will prohibit fishing on the Gibbon River below Gibbon Falls, Firehole River below Keppler Cascades, and the Madison River.
The reason is water temperatures ranging into the high 70s - too warm for trout. Warm weather, hot water from thermal features and low stream flows all are causing the water to warm up.
Warm water can be stressful or even fatal for trout.
Yellowstone officials say the forecast calls for more warm weather and that could cause additional areas to be closed to fishing.
Read more here: www.sacbee.com...=cpy