Yelllow Stone National Park

BY Cole Sheppard

History

Over 11,000 years ago Native Americans used the park as their hunting grounds, trade routes, and camping grounds. This lasted until the European Settlers came and eventually kicked the Indians out.

Climate

During the Spring and Fall daytime the temperature ranges from the 30s to 60s. In the Winter it ranges from zero to 20 and in the Summer it's almost always in the 70s.

Bodies of Water

There are 40 major waterfalls in Yellowstone
Yellowstone produces 3.3 million acre-feet of water per year
12 major rivers originate from Yellowstone
There are 290 waterfalls that flow year round and are 15 feet or more

Geysers

Grand Prismatic Spring pumps 4,000 gallons of water every minute
Old Faithful erupts every 91 minutes
There are more than 300 geysers

The Amazing Park

The park was established on March 1, 1872
The average temperature for Yellowstone is 35
Yellowstone is 63x54 miles
96% in Wyoming, 3% in Montana, and 1% in Idaho
The lowest temperature ever recorded is -66
Yellowstone has approximately 2000 earthquakes a year

Journal Entry

I just went to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It was kind of an experience of mixed emotions. It was cool to see Old Faithful, but the history behind Yellowstone made me a little sad.

Sources

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