These two pictures capture what was left behind after the Yellowstone area flood in June. The first view looks across the Yellowstone in Paradise Valley showing a low lying (but not normal flood plain) area that is now piled high with large trees and other debris. This is private land, so getting close to show how depth of the debris pile is not possible. The second picture shows a bend in the Gardner River where the flood washed away massive amounts of the banks and left extensive areas of fresh rock on the other side of the river. The washout at bends in the river shown here illustrates the type of damage that destroyed numerous roads and bridges.
Across Paradise Valley
A bend in the Gardner River