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Hot Springs Disappear!

Postby Glacier » Nov 1st, 2012, 9:57 am


The recent West Coast earthquake appears to have shut off the water at the popular hot springs in Haida Gwaii's national park, local tourism operators have confirmed.

After Saturday's 7.7 magnitude earthquake Parks Canada workers went to check the springs and found they had run dry, according to Barb Rowsell, who owns Anvil Cove Charters.

"Three people went down to check it out, and sure enough there is no hot water and the rocks are dry and cold," said Rowsell, who has been ferrying visitors to Hotspring Island for years.

The popular natural attraction in Gwaii Haanas National Park has been a major tourist draw for decades, but apparently they will warm up cold and weary travellers no more.

The park's superintendent Ernie Gladstone says the springs were still steaming last week, but now, to his dismay, there is not even a puddle left.
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Re: Hot Springs Disappear!

Postby Gilchy » Nov 1st, 2012, 3:27 pm

It will be interesting to see if that water pops up anywhere else, sucks for the locals though!
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Postby Queen K » Nov 1st, 2012, 4:50 pm

Yup, hot water under pressures unknown can lead to interesting venting on the ocean floors. There are several hot ocean floor vents on the west coast, each supporting different sets of eco-systems.

This will be interesting indeed.
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Re: Hot Springs Disappear!

Postby French Castanut » Nov 1st, 2012, 4:59 pm

Where is this located?
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