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Old 06-13-2022, 03:10 PM   #1
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We arrived this morning at a fishing lodge right outside of Yellowstone. We have no power and told all roads are closed due to massive flooding from rain and snow melt. Saying it’s the worst flood in decades. Nobody’s is entering or leaving Yellowstone. It’s crazy.

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Old 06-13-2022, 03:20 PM   #2
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We arrived this morning at a fishing lodge right outside of Yellowstone. We have no power and told all roads are closed due to massive flooding from rain and snow melt. Saying it’s the worst flood in decades. Nobody’s is entering or leaving Yellowstone. It’s crazy.

https://www.kbzk.com/news/local-news...ortion-of-park
I bet that will mess the fishing up for a while. Prayers for everyone up that way.
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Old 06-13-2022, 03:20 PM   #3
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Wow! So you are stuck in the park now?! I was just through there about 3 weeks ago and visitor traffic was already pretty heavy even though the park was just getting opened for the season. Still lots of snowpack. I bet there is a lot of people stranded in there right now.
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Old 06-13-2022, 03:21 PM   #4
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Pretty crazy! We need that kind of water our here in Utah.
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Old 06-13-2022, 03:43 PM   #5
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WoW, this is horrible I hadn’t heard a thing about this!!!!
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Old 06-13-2022, 04:12 PM   #6
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Wow, that’s a lot of water. Where does it drain to?
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Old 06-13-2022, 04:20 PM   #7
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Wow! So you are stuck in the park now?! I was just through there about 3 weeks ago and visitor traffic was already pretty heavy even though the park was just getting opened for the season. Still lots of snowpack. I bet there is a lot of people stranded in there right now.
We are outside the park at a lodge but we are also cut off. No entrance or exit
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Old 06-13-2022, 04:22 PM   #8
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No bueno...prayers for everyone that is affected!
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Old 06-13-2022, 04:47 PM   #9
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Wow, that’s a lot of water. Where does it drain to?
Missouri River I am pretty sure.
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Old 06-13-2022, 05:26 PM   #10
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Helicopter video of north entrance road

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Old 06-13-2022, 05:31 PM   #11
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Holy smokes. That’s gonna take awhile to fix.
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Old 06-13-2022, 05:32 PM   #12
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Missouri River I am pretty sure.
The Yellowstone River drains out of Yellowstone Lake. The Missouri is N of Yellowstone Park and runs mostly W to E until it gets out of Montana where it splits and the S fork becomes the Yellowstone River and runs into the park from the NE.
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Old 06-13-2022, 05:42 PM   #13
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Wow, that’s a lot of water. Where does it drain to?
Most of it ends up in the Missouri courtesy of the Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin and some more I am probably forgetting. The rest of it goes the other way to via the Snake River.
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The Yellowstone River drains out of Yellowstone Lake. The Missouri is N of Yellowstone Park and runs mostly W to E until it gets out of Montana where it splits and the S fork becomes the Yellowstone River and runs into the park from the NE.
It is the other way around. The Yellowstone River flows into the Missouri River in North Dakota. The Yellowstone's headwaters are outside the park boundary in Wyoming from there it flows into Yellowstone Lake and then leaves the lake and exits the park at Gardner then flows most of its length north and east until it dumps out into the Missouri.

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Old 06-13-2022, 05:51 PM   #15
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Montana & Idaho are run by California immigrants , who hire California engineers to
Build the infrastructure and control the government , that road looks nice and scenic, but overall structural unsound
The California idiots just silted in that River for 50+ miles maybe more
Texas is heading that way already
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Old 06-13-2022, 06:16 PM   #16
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It is the other way around. The Yellowstone River flows into the Missouri River in North Dakota. The Yellowstone's headwaters are outside the park boundary in Wyoming from there it flows into Yellowstone Lake and then leaves the lake and exits the park at Gardner then flows most of its length north and east until it dumps out into the Missouri.
All the more reason to figure out how to divert water to the Green river that feeds the Colorado.
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Old 06-13-2022, 06:26 PM   #17
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My daughter, her new husband and 2 of their friends are heading out of there because of this. They are outside the park and are able to leave. It will be a honeymoon story for the ages I think.

Yall stay safe up there
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Old 06-13-2022, 06:42 PM   #18
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Just saw a tiktok where it took out a bridge. Pretty wild, y’all be safe.
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Old 06-13-2022, 06:49 PM   #19
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We we’re staying in Gardiner all week while visiting YNP, we took that washed out road everyday. We just left yesterday and we’re spending a couple of days in Emigrant with friends but has to leave in a hurry from their place to get across the Yellowstone river , sounds like we got out just in time over the Pine Creek rd crossing. Beautiful place , the last time I was their we left about a week before the 88 fires started.
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Old 06-13-2022, 06:54 PM   #20
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Mother Nature.
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:09 PM   #21
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Montana & Idaho are run by California immigrants , who hire California engineers to
Build the infrastructure and control the government , that road looks nice and scenic, but overall structural unsound
The California idiots just silted in that River for 50+ miles maybe more
Texas is heading that way already
A ton of dumb in this post. You do realize over half the road in Yellowstone were built by the 1930s. **** you for making me kinda defend cali people.
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:13 PM   #22
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Prayers for folks in WY and MT.
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:21 PM   #23
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Montana & Idaho are run by California immigrants , who hire California engineers to
Build the infrastructure and control the government , that road looks nice and scenic, but overall structural unsound
The California idiots just silted in that River for 50+ miles maybe more
Texas is heading that way already
Uh…Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are solidly Republican and have been for many years.
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:21 PM   #24
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I was there 2 weeks ago and it rained and snowed almost non stop for 5 days, Lewis Lake just before you get to Yellowstone was still froze over.
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:27 PM   #25
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Any of the runoff go into Lake Mead?
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Old 06-13-2022, 08:06 PM   #26
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We have a trip scheduled for early October and staying just outside of the north entrance I think. Judging by the videos I’ve seen of the road, I’m not sure that we will be able to get in there by then. That’s a lot of road to fix.
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Old 06-13-2022, 08:44 PM   #27
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Don’t know if it is true but folks who own the lodge we are at are saying Yellowstone is devastated. They are air lifting people out.

We are trapped where we are staying. As of now cannot get out for some days. Lodge owners are saying they can get helicopters in if needed. There were house floating down the river. We are safe but this is nuts
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Old 06-13-2022, 08:44 PM   #28
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Well heck, we were going to head up that way in a few weeks, guess we will change our plans, that is one good thing about having a motorhome, make no plans break no plans.
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Old 06-13-2022, 08:46 PM   #29
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https://www.kxlf.com/news/local-news...in-other-areas


https://www.kbzk.com/weather/histori...he-yellowstone

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Old 06-13-2022, 08:52 PM   #30
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It is the other way around. The Yellowstone River flows into the Missouri River in North Dakota. The Yellowstone's headwaters are outside the park boundary in Wyoming from there it flows into Yellowstone Lake and then leaves the lake and exits the park at Gardner then flows most of its length north and east until it dumps out into the Missouri.
My bad, so what is the large waterway that is on the S side of Yellowstone Lake and does it flow S (out of the lake) or N into the lake ?
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Old 06-13-2022, 09:03 PM   #31
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Old 06-13-2022, 09:33 PM   #32
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Holy chit!! We have to head to Bozeman next Friday for my sons orientation at Montana St. I hope everyone gets out safe.
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Old 06-13-2022, 09:43 PM   #33
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Wow. Mother Nature said she wants her valley back.
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Old 06-14-2022, 04:25 AM   #34
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My bad, so what is the large waterway that is on the S side of Yellowstone Lake and does it flow S (out of the lake) or N into the lake ?
Most rivers West of The Great Divide flow “South to North”.
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Old 06-14-2022, 06:54 AM   #35
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That looks bad

Like closed for the season bad
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Old 06-14-2022, 07:56 AM   #36
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We had two and a half amazing days in Yellowstone before we were evacuated from Silver Gate. We left Sunday about 1pm and we’re so grateful to have got out when we did. We were all over that north east end that got hit so hard. This will be a very long recovery for the park, years I would think.
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Old 06-14-2022, 08:04 AM   #37
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Parks closed folks. The moose out front should have told ya.....

That is a lot of dang water. Wow
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Old 06-14-2022, 08:11 AM   #38
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This happened once before when the dinosaurs were driving their SUV's and raising the CO2 levels.
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Old 06-14-2022, 08:13 AM   #39
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All over the news this morning...
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Old 06-14-2022, 08:21 AM   #40
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my buddy barely made it out...drove through 2ft of water to get to road......

Wonder how many inches of rain they got....along with snow melt
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Old 06-14-2022, 11:41 AM   #41
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pretty crazy

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Old 06-14-2022, 01:19 PM   #42
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Wow - heartbreaking. that house was well built! it didn't come apart at all, just fell in the river in one piece.
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Uh…Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are solidly Republican and have been for many years.

S3 has been solidly moronic for the same amount of time.
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Old 06-14-2022, 05:47 PM   #44
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We we’re staying in Gardiner all week while visiting YNP, we took that washed out road everyday. We just left yesterday and we’re spending a couple of days in Emigrant with friends but has to leave in a hurry from their place to get across the Yellowstone river , sounds like we got out just in time over the Pine Creek rd crossing. Beautiful place , the last time I was their we left about a week before the 88 fires started.
For the love of God please stop going to Yellowstone
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This is devastating to those areas that rely on tourism to YNP! Prayers for those suffering from this disaster. Pics coming in are unreal!
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Old 06-14-2022, 06:08 PM   #46
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Mother nature can sometimes be beautiful and can sometimes be a cruel mistress. Wishing well to all the affected especially the locals.
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Old 06-14-2022, 09:06 PM   #47
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Not sounding good for those with vacation plans in Yellowstone this summer.
What a shame on the 150th yr for the park.

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/220613.htm
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Old 06-14-2022, 09:21 PM   #48
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My wife showed me video of the flooding the other day...so sad to see the damage

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We we’re staying in Gardiner all week while visiting YNP, we took that washed out road everyday. We just left yesterday and we’re spending a couple of days in Emigrant with friends but has to leave in a hurry from their place to get across the Yellowstone river , sounds like we got out just in time over the Pine Creek rd crossing. Beautiful place , the last time I was their we left about a week before the 88 fires started.
For the love of God please stop going to Yellowstone
Glad I wasn't the only one thinking it

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Not sounding good for those with vacation plans in Yellowstone this summer.
What a shame on the 150th yr for the park.

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/220613.htm
Man, that sucks...hate seeing the devastation on the 150th anniversary
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:22 PM   #49
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Any of the runoff go into Lake Mead?


No, it flows north towards the Missouri and eventually the Gulf if Mexico.


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We have a trip scheduled for early October and staying just outside of the north entrance I think. Judging by the videos I’ve seen of the road, I’m not sure that we will be able to get in there by then. That’s a lot of road to fix.

They’re saying the park may be clised indefinitely, and if it opens at all it will be thru the west and south entrances.


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