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Yellowstone National Park Report

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Production from known geothermal areas adjacent to southwestern Yellowstone National Park could have an adverse impact on thermal activity, hydrology, and ecology within the Park. Such impacts cannot be determined without a more complete knowledge of thermal activity in the region. The purpose of this research is to 1) inventory thermal features in southwestern Yellowstone National Park and adjacent regions, 2) sample and analyze effluent from springs and natural waters in the area, and 3) assess the geologic structure of the region with regard to its influence on the thermal activity.