• History

    by Published on 11-10-2010 01:19 AM
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    The summer of 1988 was a dry one in Yellowstone National Park. In July, the park had the least amount of precipitation on record, and the trees and brush, normally wet enough not to ignite, suffered fires from lightning and human carelessness. More than 150,000 acres were burned on the worst day, 20 August 1988. Originally over 793,000 acres accounting for 36 percent of the park, were estimated as burned in 50 different fires. More recent and accurate GIS mapping has increased this to 1.1 million acres which is almost half of the park. Almost one million
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