What Really Happened During the Yellowstone Park Flood?
An overview of the 2022 Montana flooding and what's next for Yellowstone National Park.📅 Sign up for 80,000 Hours for help finding an impactful and rewarding career today: https://www.80000hours.org/practicalengineeringErrata: At 8:53, the bridge shown in the photo is the Gardner River Bridge, not the Yellowstone River Bridge slated for replacement.In June of 2022, many tourists and residents of the Yellowstone National Park area found themselves at ground zero of a natural disaster. Torrential rainfall in Wyoming and Montana brought widespread flooding to the streams and rivers that flow through this treasured landscape and beyond. How will the National Park Service Rebuild? Hasty engineering of large infrastructure can be extremely damaging to natural systems like those in Yellowstone, and you don’t want to invest millions of dollars into repairs that might be subject to similar flooding in the future. After all, we build parks (and roads to parks) to get closer to the natural environment and all its wildness, and there’s almost nothing more natural or wild than a flood.Practical Engineering is a YouTube channel about infrastructure and the human-made world around us. It is hosted, written, and produced by Grady Hillhouse. We have new videos posted regularly, so please subscribe for updates. If you enjoyed the video, hit that ‘like’ button, give us a comment, or watch another of our videos!CONNECT WITH ME____________________________________Website: http://practical.engineeringTwitter: https://twitter.com/HillhouseGradyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicalengineeringReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/PracticalEngineeringFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/PracticalEngineerGradyPatreon: http://patreon.com/PracticalEngineeringSPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES____________________________________Please email my agent at [email protected]____________________________________This is not engineering advice. Everything here is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Contact an engineer licensed to practice in your area if you need professional advice or services. All non-licensed clips used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes.SPECIAL THANKS____________________________________This video is sponsored by 80000 Hours.Stock video and imagery provided by Getty Images.Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creatorTonic and Energy by Elexive is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution LicenseSource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6fBPdu8w9UProducer/Writer/Host: Grady HillhouseEditor/Production Assistant: Wesley CrumpScript Editor: Ralph CreweIntern: Myles Jonas ¯\_(ツ)_/¯Background Painting: Josh Welker