geyser Old Faithful Once Went Dormant - And It Could Do It Again By Ivy Engel • Oct 30, 2020 Mike Goad via Pixabay License Old Faithful is known for being, well, faithful. But it wasn't always that way. In fact, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters, it once stopped erupting for nearly 100 years. Steamboat Geyser Erupts 31 Times In 2018, Breaks Record By Kamila Kudelska • Dec 26, 2018 James St. John via Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) 2018 was a busy year for the Steamboat Geyser. The hot spring located in Yellowstone National Park erupted a record 31 times. Before this year, it was known to only erupt periodically.