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Quiet down, everyone! Let’s get on with business.

You said you wanted to discuss my research on Obsidian Creek, but I can’t imagine how you know about this project.

We’ll come back to Obsidian Creek in a moment. To be honest, after doing some of our own research, we’re now more concerned about the water quality of the Firehole River.

What did I tell you? I knew the Firehole was in trouble! Let me guess—you saw danger signals such as changes in water chemistry, rapid growth of algae, and increases in water temperature.

Yes, yes, and yes. In particular, we were dismayed to discover that the temperature of the river increases by 29°F or 15°C in the stretch between Kepler Cascades and the Firehole swimming area!

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Cast of characters - Maya Crowbes, Dr. A Beadle, Gray Fischer, Viola DeRama
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Q: How much does the temperature of the Firehole River increase?