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Drought Causes Yellowstone National Park River Closures

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August 01, 2012

Drought Causes Yellowstone National Park River Closures

By Chad Love

If you're planning that once-in-a-lifetime flyfishing trip to Yellowstone National Park this summer, you might want to take along a lengthy book to read--Dante would be a good choice--because hot weather is forcing the closure of some rivers within the park.

From this story on kxlf.com
Low stream flows and high temperatures are triggering fishing closures on some Yellowstone National Park rivers. The following waterways will be closed to all fishing, starting Wednesday: Gibbon River below Gibbon Falls, Firehole River below Keppler Cascades, Madison River.

"Hot air temperatures, limited rainfall, runoff from thermal features and below average stream flows have all resulted in high water temperatures in these rivers," according to the release from a park. "Water temperatures in the Gibbon River have been above 73 degrees most of the past two weeks, with water temperatures in the Firehole River above 78 degrees temperature."

Any fishing closures in your neck of the hot, dessicated, tinder-dry woods?

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Back to the dam thing, and recognizing the upside to many of our dams creating tailwater fisheries. Mine is just now coming into great shape, and I will have a super Fall fishery when other rivers are shutdown because of the heat, and low water, and water that is too warm to stress fish out by catching, and releasing them. And that says nothing about the good lake fishing we have above my dam.

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from wisc14 wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

southern wisconsin has had many fish kills of nothern pike. some muskie fishermen from down there have voluntarily stopped fishing. however in the northern part of the state everything seems fine.

i heard yesterday we are on pace for the hottest year on record. last month was the second hottest july recorded in the city i live in

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from Red Salas wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

The heat has been bad all over the US this year.

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Back to the dam thing, and recognizing the upside to many of our dams creating tailwater fisheries. Mine is just now coming into great shape, and I will have a super Fall fishery when other rivers are shutdown because of the heat, and low water, and water that is too warm to stress fish out by catching, and releasing them. And that says nothing about the good lake fishing we have above my dam.

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from wisc14 wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

southern wisconsin has had many fish kills of nothern pike. some muskie fishermen from down there have voluntarily stopped fishing. however in the northern part of the state everything seems fine.

i heard yesterday we are on pace for the hottest year on record. last month was the second hottest july recorded in the city i live in

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from Red Salas wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

The heat has been bad all over the US this year.

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