Exhibits > Why
Geysers Erupt > Geyser
Ingredients > Plumbing
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A maze of fissures, channels, cracks, and spaces
snake through the ground beneath the geyser basins of Yellowstone
and serve as the plumbing systems of the hydrothermal features.
The shape and strength of the plumbing determine whether the hot
water will emerge as a hot spring or as a geyser.
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