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Warm Water Closes Yellowstone Park Rivers To Fishing

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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 10:25 PM
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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.

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Seems due to warm weather, and thermal "features" the waters are now too "stressful" for trout to thrive in...
With temps being in the high 70's...

I dont know a darn thing about trout fishing... Never caught a trout nor have I ever tried...
Its regulated too much and you gotta buy stamps around here... too much hassle...
I'll stick to blue gill and Bass and what not...

But what I DO know is this... When a area as "interesting" as Yellowstone gets areas closed off... I take notice!!! Doesnt mean that its gonna blow and stuff... It just makes me pay attention!

So is this a common thing or what with this area? Or is this rare?




posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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That is crazy. I wonder if it does have something to do with the super volcano. Very interesting.

I love trout fishing, I know that warmer water temps are not good for them and Yellowstone is a pretty good vicinity for some great trout fishing. I wonder if this has happened before?



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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This site doesn't seem to be active any longer (last post was 1/25/11) but I found it interesting, nonetheless. Someone thought Yellowstone was going to blow two years ago...


Researchers report the super-volcano underneath the state of Wyoming has been rising at a record rate since 2004. Its floor has gone up three inches per year for the last three years indicating the fastest rate since records began in 1923


www.earthmountainview.com...



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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Since it mentioned thermal "features" as the article puts it.

I would wager it does have something to do with the ticking time bomb

(I havent ate trout before... but I hear its awesome!)



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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Thats the scary thing about Yellowstone...

It could blow 10,000 years from now... or 10 minutes really



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 10:46 PM
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www.flyfishingyellowstonenationalpark.com...


The water temperatures in the lower elevations of the park on certain streams can become too warm for the trout if there is a long period of extremely hot weather. During this time the water temperatures may reach the low seventies. This makes it tough on the trout and they can even become lethargic. They feed very little if any during these times. Under these conditions the fish should not be caught anyway. The added stress of the fight is not good for them.Anglers should fish the higher elevations of park. It also helps to fish the more oxygenated areas of water or tiny water falls, plunges and narrow runs. The rainbow trout will seek out these area because of the extra dissolved oxygen the turbulent water adds.


Interesting. This site says that the fish should not be caught but it says that anglers should fish the higher elevation. No where on this page does it mention that warm water will result in the closing of streams. Weird.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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very awesome catch there (pun intended haha)

I think we may be on to something here...

I'm not saying its gonna blow...

But why would they close those areas??!

When their guidelines dont state they do that for this scenario

Is things much WORSE than we all think in Yellowstone?



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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One of these days, I know, someone is going to kick my fuzzy tail for sharing these links. It's doom porn if taken out of context....but this is within context, I'd say. So.... Perhaps this helps a bit for why I wouldn't necessarily worry. I imagine we all keep half an eye on this park and the obvious cauldron that exists beneath it somewhere, but this year? I think it's just one heck of a long hot summer..

Map and Listing of U.S. Drought Impacts

Montana has a few Yellowstone listings, and Idaho, Wyoming and Montana listings taken as a whole paint a downright horrible picture for how it is up there right now.


Thoughts of another time...and a dust bowl.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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Nice, maybe now the seismos at YS will clear up a bit so we can actually see earthquakes instead of boat and other noise ... which falsely kicks in my auto alert system all too often.

*don't ask*
edit on Mon Jul 30th 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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My take its july, the high waters are going or gone down up high...highest to lowest right?
The water is shallow in the steams and rivers...but the deep pools are still able to harbour trout etc....
The Trout get MUSHY in the warm water....You hook em you can kill em even catch n release fishing...
They taste like # anyway when taken in too warm of water.....best get em in the spring or leave em tillfall and winter, or go way up to the higher lakes which get colder and stay colder.....
This has NOTHING TO DO WITH HOT WATER FROM A VOLCANO..................
back off there doomers.......



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:17 PM
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Originally posted by tvtexan
Yellowstone is yellow because I peed on it!
Suck it!

I've posted some inane stuff before, but this beats anything I've ever posted!


Spoke to some friends near Helena the other day. It's hot there.
hothothot

Hopefully they'll get a cool down soon.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by tvtexan
Yellowstone is yellow because I peed on it!
Suck it!


Yikes...the post of all posts...The Yellowstone River is far from yellow...I am literally living 45 minutes away...and you did no such thing!

The warmer water is attributed to more geothermal activity...but I think the all impending doom of a rupture is a ways away!

Who knows though...mother nature is not really keeping the same clock that we do!



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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I hope your right and it makes sense...

but why does the article use the wording "Thermal Features"


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.

Above taken from OP article source

So does that mean? Its due to the geo thermal activity of the region?
Isnt the geo thermal activity a result of a super volcano?

I'm not a doomer... I'm a realist



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:23 PM
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The use of approximately 300 role-players is especially important to the training conducted at the complex because they add a sense of urgency and unpredictability not found in mannequins.
The role-players were dressed up in disheveled clothing and make-up resembling injuries that could occur during a catastrophic event.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:28 PM
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Areas in Yellowstone usually get closed off if theyre's volcanic activity going on. Warmer waters could be a sign of significant geothermal activity feeding into these rivers. Alot of dead fish in the rivers is a good sign of bad medicine and earthquakes have been happening there lately. We'll know soon enough if the caldera starts rising that the S will hit the fan in a big way and in a scale that hasn't been seen by modern humans. It'll make the eruption of Krakatoa look like a mousefart by comparison.
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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
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Areas in Yellowstone usually get closed off if theyre's volcanic activity going on. Warmer waters could be a sign of significant geothermal activity feeding into these rivers. Alot of dead fish in the rivers is a good sign of bad medicine and earthquakes have been happening there lately. We'll know soon enough if the caldera starts rising that the S will hit the fan in a big way and in a scale that hasn't been seen by modern humans. It'll make the eruption of Krakatoa look like a mousefart by comparison.
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The solution lies in the lower water levels, that have to endure the same amount of heat that higher water levels do. Less water means it heats up faster, and to higher temperatures, as less water cannot dissipate as much heat, or as quickly, as a higher water level (and thus volume) can. Therefore it is hotter.

Combine that with the rest, and of course it's going to be hotter. Doesn't mean at all there is increased magmatic activity. Seismicity is normal. Tiny swarm here and there, minor quake here and there, the usual. They've probably already checked to see if gas emissions have increased, just in case. They've also got INSAR, and GPS for ground deformation. Aside from that tiny swarm a few days ago near Hebgen, been actually very quiet lately at YS.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 12:08 AM
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the heat and dry weather this year has hit the yellowstone area in montana and colorado pretty hard...this is no surprise to me as areas of yellowstone get shut down to tourism quite often due to stuff like this...

there was a ban on use of fireworks here in montana due to high fire risk...and lately storm lightning strikes have been sparking fires all around montana...it's hot, dry, and uneasy here...



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 12:36 AM
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Apparently it's happen before. In Yellowstone Park

The highest recorded temperature was 92°F in July of 2003.
Source:Weather Channel
and this from Yelowstone Science Summer 2003


Also USGS has interesting interactive ArcGIS map of the area where you can play with the toggles and id vents, faults, geothermal areas, resurgent dome and other goodies. cool USGS Yellowstone Map

With the heat wave baking the US this summer coupled with normal geothermal activity in the area, yeah I'd say the trout are getting parboiled, poor bubbas. We don't fish our pond in the summer here cause the brim taste yucky- mushy, even though the pond is spring fed. Spring and fall is best.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 01:16 AM
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Originally posted by stirling

My take its july, the high waters are going or gone down up high...highest to lowest right?
The water is shallow in the steams and rivers...but the deep pools are still able to harbour trout etc....
The Trout get MUSHY in the warm water.....


I used to fish in Southern Utah and I was just going to write the exact same thing, the trout get mushy and are not good to eat if the water is too hot or too shallow. This is common in the summer, at least in southern Utah. I would guess it might be same in the area near Yellowstone.

However, it is very interesting that one of the causes is listed as thermal features... I will just hope it is from warm weather and that Yellowstone stays quiet.

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