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YELLOWSTONE RIVER – FROM SPRING TO LATE SUMMER
A series of images taken from the same location on the Yellowstone River during the spring and summer of 2011 with a comparison image from the same location taken last September.
May 18, 2011 – at the beginning of the run-off the Yellowstone River just south of Livingston, Montana.
June 27, 2011 – the same location when the river was at maximum flow at 36,700 cubic feet per second.
August 13, 2011 – the same location with the current flows at 6,300 cubic feet per second. The river at this stage is still running approximately 3,000 cfs higher than normal for this time of the year. Note that the water is still not clear.
September 25, 2010 – the same location last September.
If you look carefully at the images you will notice the change in the river at this location. Sandbars have disappeared and new ones have formed. The channel has changed dramatically. These changes are common throughout the Yellowstone and most all of the other rivers in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.