Saturday, April 17, 2010
Excelsior Geyser Crater Water Runoff
This picture shows the 199 degrees F water flowing from Excelsior into the Firehole River. The geyser discharges a little over 4000 gallons of water a minute.
Since there has not been an actual eruption since 1985, the geyser is now considered a Hot Spring.
Notice the different colored drainage channels where the boiling water flows.