By Jim Stanford on June 26, 2011
Runoff on the Snake River, drawn out by cold weather and diminished by dam control, may or may not have peaked this weekend.
But in Yellowstone National Park, rivers are running wild. This is the confluence of Soda Butte Creek and the Lamar River, in the park’s northeast corner.
The Snake River above Alpine hit nearly 25,000 cubic feet per second Saturday. If not for the dam, the flow of the river would have exceeded 36,000 cfs, with inflow to Jackson Lake at more than 13,000 cfs.
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