For those of you who are unfamiliar, a geyser is a hot spring in which water periodically boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air
For a geyser such as Old Faithful to be made, several components are needed: Water, heat, earthquakes, and plumbing.
Yellowstone is an active volcano. Because of this, geysers like Old Faithful exist
Discovered in 1870 by the Washburn Expedition, Old Faithful geyser was named for its frequent eruptions
Old Faithful is located within the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
Old Faithful can vary in height from 100-180 feet with an average near 130-140 feet.
Want to know something CRAZY??
Scientists estimate that the amount ranges from 3,700 gallons in 1.5 minutes to 8,400 gallons in 4.5 minutes!
THATS A LOT OF WATER!
How hot is the water exactly?
It has been measured during an eruption to be 204°F. The steam temperature has been measured above 350°F! This is NOT water you would want to take a bath in