The Niland Geyser 4-2021

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The Niland Geyser 4-2021

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The Niland Geyser
The only moving geyser in the world

Dubbed the “Slow One”, a mud pot five miles northwest of Niland, California is making history. The Niland Geyser, an odiferous, bubbly mud pool, first appeared in 1953 and was a typical, stationary mudpot until some time around 2007, when it began to move westward. Its progress was slow at first, but as of April 2018 it had grown increasingly mobile and had moved 280 feet from its original site, leaving an unstable wet swath of ground behind. The Slow One is now next to old Highway 111, the Kinder Morgan petroleum pipeline and underneath Verizon’s now elevated fiberoptic cables. It had already disrupted Union Pacific’s railroad tracks which have now been rebuilt.

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