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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Possible Storm Flooding Causes Yosemite Valley To Close

Above, a walkway crosses a Yosemite Valley Meadow. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Yesterday, I blogged about the possibility that some powerful storms may flood Yosemite Valley this weekend.

It was initially reported today that camping reservations at North Pines Campground and some at South Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley were to be canceled this weekend.

Well, officials at Yosemite National Park aren't taking any chances and are closing the entire Yosemite Valley.

According to the Fresno Bee:
Another atmospheric river — unusual for this time of year — is bearing down on California and the Valley, bringing an expectation for significant rain on the Valley floor and the prospect of flooding in the Sierra Nevada. 
Yosemite Valley will be closed to all visitors by 5 p.m. Friday, and all visitors in Yosemite Valley will be asked to leave by that time. Jamie Richards, a spokeswoman for Yosemite National Park, said the road closures will be reassessed Saturday.

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