News highlights on geysers and Yellowstone
by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 19 February 2001
Added 19 Feb 2001:
- 6 February 2001--Announcement of Michael V. Finley's retirement as Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park effective in May after six years in that position. (Source: NPS press release)
- 26 January 2001--A muddy hot spring in Kuirau Park, Rotoura, New Zealand, abruptly underwent about two minutes of explosive eruption. Mud and rock fragments coated an area stretching up to 100 meters from the spring. Fortunately, no one was around at the time so no injuries resulted. Photos have been posted at http://www.geyserstudy.org/rotorua_1_26_2001.htm. (Source: GOSA)
- 23 January 2001--The National Park Service announced final regulations that will ban snowmobiles from Yellowstone National Park by 2003.
- 21 August 2000--Three employees of Amfac Parks and Resorts fell into a hot spring (Cavern Spring) in the Lower Geyser Basin after dark. The three were taken by ambulances to West Yellowstone and flown to the Salt Lake City Burn Center for treatment of third degree burns. One died of her injuries the next day (Sara Hulphers, 20). The other two, suffering third degree burns over most of their bodies, survived (Tyler Montague, 18, and Lance Buchi, 18). (Source: GOSA, news reports)
- 2 May 2000--Steamboat Geyser erupted at about 500 AM, its first eruption since 1991.
© 2001 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 19 February 2001.
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