Yosemite Falls Rises After West Coast Storm Brings Necessary Rain
The remnants of two storm systems that converged on drought-stricken California this week helped pump new life into one of Yosemite National Park’s most popular attractions: Yosemite Falls.
“We’ve had quite a storm,” Park said in an Instagram post on Tuesday, after receiving more than six inches of rain in a 36-hour period. The park spans more than 747,000 acres along the midwest slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in east-central California.
Although the park said there were no direct measurements, it added that “sensors suggest snow fell a few feet higher,” and that the snow level was “high for most of the storm,” which caused rivers to fall. And caused the creeks. to increase substantially. The Merced River rose 8.5 feet on the Pohono Bridge, Park said, adding it was 1.5 feet below the flood stage.
Yosemite Falls at 2,425 feet high is the highest waterfall in North America. Its peak flow usually occurs in May, when most of the park’s snow melts, but by August it often slows down or dries up completely. Late-fall storms can help restore the falls.
The video shows almost dry springs on Saturday, followed by intensification of water flow till Tuesday.
“It was great to see so much water back, not only in Yosemite Falls, but also in the rivers and streams of our area,” said Tony McDaniel, spokesman for the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau. He said the waterfalls look like they would be in the spring. He said, “The rain was welcome, and it’s a beautiful sight to see Yosemite not only bursting with fall colors, but again running towards the water, and I think everyone in the area is up for it.” Happy,” he said.
The rain was the result of two storms that converged in the Bay Area, causing flooding, strong winds and some much-needed rain in California, which has wrestled with major wildfires and severe drought conditions brought on by climate change. Huh.
“It’s a rare event,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Ochs in Hanford, Calif., of the heavy rainfall. “It’s not just in October or anytime during the year.”
He said that the reason for the refill flow was the dry soil from the past few months.
“Dry soils may be less likely to absorb water,” he said.
The weather service said Monday that San Francisco received at least four inches of rain in a 24-hour period, the city’s fourth-warmest day ever. Sacramento also set a daily record, in which more than five inches of rain. Prophets pay tribute a haiku:
we asked for rain
We begged and begged for it
and the boy came
But record rains won’t end California’s ongoing drought.
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