Boiling Water at Hot Creek - The Dangerous and Dynamic Thermal Springs in California's Long Valley Caldera

Fact Sheet 2007-3045
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Depatement of Agriculture, Forest Service
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Abstract

The beautiful blue pools and impressive boiling fountains along Hot Creek in east-central California have provided enjoyment to generations of visitors, but they have also been the cause of injury or death to some who disregarded warnings and fences. The springs and geysers in the stream bed and along its banks change location, temperature, and flow rates frequently and unpredictably. The hot springs and geysers of Hot Creek are visible signs of dynamic geologic processes in this volcanic region, where underground heat drives thermal spring activity.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Boiling Water at Hot Creek - The Dangerous and Dynamic Thermal Springs in California's Long Valley Caldera
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2007-3045
DOI 10.3133/fs20073045
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 2007
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) Long Valley Observatory, Volcano Hazards Program
Description 4 p.
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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