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Yellowstone - Lower Falls In Winter
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© 2013 Sandra Bronstein Photography. All Rights Reserved.
The lower falls of the Grand Canyon area of Yellowstone National Park
are 308 feet high, or almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. The volume of water is in no way comparable to Niagara as the width of the Yellowstone River before it goes over the lower falls is 70 feet whereas Niagara Fall is a half mile wide.
The lower falls descend from the 590,000 year old Canyon Rhyolite lava flow. The lower falls of the Yellowstone is still the largest volume major waterfall in the Rocky Mountains of the United States. The volume of water flowing over the falls can vary from an astounding 63,500 gallons per second at peak runoff to 5,000 gallons per second in the fall. The beautiful and most unusual ball or mound, found at the bottom of the falls during the winter months is the result of frozen mist and new snowfall which accumulates. With temperatures ranging from -50 degrees to 32 degrees, anything is possible. The gorgeous frozen water patterns as the falls freeze is unlike anything else in the park.
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December 26th, 2009
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