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Geysers of the World   

Geysers of Yellowstone   



  Abuse Spring
Feature Type: Geyser
Geyser/Spring Type: Fountain geyser

Upper Geyser Basin
Myriad Group

First noted eruption resulted from the 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake. Others happened in 1974, 1976, 1989 and 1990 in various forms from small eruptions a few feet high to gigantic eruptions to 125 feet. Intervals were as short as 90 minutes. The name came from damage caused by early Park concessionaires who threw large amounts of debris into Abuse and other nearby springs. These springs were also used at times as hot water sources for a greenhouse, a laundry and a contractor's kitchen.

What to look for:
Please report any activity to the Old Faithful Visitor Center.

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