As the news arise on June 15th 2017, that a man was severely burned when he fell into a hot spring earlier this week in Yellowstone National Park….
This makes me curious to write about alike Hot Springs which are also called as Natural Geysers.
Let’s have a look about some of them and one interesting fact with each of them:
The Grand Prismatic Spring: America’s largest
- Deeper than a 10-Story Building.
- Football Field on Steroids
- Rainbow of Colors
- A Living Thermometer
When a tourist from the Netherlands accidentally—and illegally—flew a drone into the ecologically fragile Grand Prismatic in 2014, the drone disappeared and has never been recovered.
Mammoth Hot Springs: largest carbonate-depositing spring in the world
Mammoth Hot Springs is divided into two terraces, the Upper and Lower. Approximately 50 hot springs lie within the area.
Blood Pond Hot Spring: welcome to hell
- Blood pond, whose red colour is achieved because of the high iron content in the water.
- 670 hot springs in total, containing 8 major thermal hot spots.
- The 90 degree temperature, and the surrounding steam.
Glenwood Springs: world’s largest natural hot springs swimming pool
- flow rate of 143 liters/second.
- therapy pool full of salty minerals at 104°F (40°C).
- 98°F (36°C) swimming pool
Jigokudani Hot Springs: home to the japanese Snow Monkeys
Deildartunguhver: highest flow hot spring in Europe
- flow rate for a hot spring (180 liters/second) and water emerges at 97 °C.
- water is used for heating,
- being piped 34 kilometers to Borgarnes and 64 kilometers to Akranes
Valley of Geysers
- second largest geyser field in the world.
- discovered in 1941
- on the shores of Lake Rotorua of New Zealand.
- Natural eruptions of steam, hot water and mud occasionally occur in new locations