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?