Yosemite received 200% of normal annual snowfall this year. In direct response to that fact, the waterfalls of Yosemite are horribly tumultuous. None more so than Yosemite Falls itself. I took this video on June 10th, 2011, but today the falls are likley their biggest of the year (Check out the NOAA.gov flood warning below). 2,425 Foot Yosemite Falls Raging from Heat & 200% Normal Snowpack

2,425 Foot Yosemite Falls Raging from Heat & 200% Normal Snowpack

2,425 Foot Yosemite Falls Raging from Heat & 200% Normal Snowpack

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2,425 Foot Yosemite Falls Raging from Heat & 200% Normal Snowpack

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Yosemite received 200% of normal annual snowfall this year. In direct response to that fact, the waterfalls of Yosemite are horribly tumultuous.  None more so than Yosemite Falls itself.  I took this video on June 10th, 2011, but today the falls are likley their biggest of the year (Check out the NOAA.gov flood warning below).

In other Yosemite news:  The Half Dome cables went up today, June, 22nd, 2011.

Yosemite Falls:

– Tallest Waterfall in North America at 2,425 feet

– 6th Tallest Waterfall in the World

– Consists of 3 Waterfalls:  Upper, Middle, & Lower

– Upper Falls are Largest (and most of what is in my video) at 1,430 feet

– Upper Falls alone are within the 20 Largest Waterfalls on Earth

 

ALL OF YOSEMITES WATERFALL WITH WIKIPEDIA LINKS:

 

Check out the flood warning for the Merced River (where Yosemite Falls drain to) from NOAA.gov for today:

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE MERCED RIVER AT POHONO BRIDGE.
* AT  9:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.8 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 9.0 FT LATE THIS AFTERNOON THEN EXPECTED
  TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE OF 10.0 FT AROUND 11 PM TONIGHT AND TO
  CREST NEAR 10.7 FT AROUND 5 AM THURSDAY MORNING. THEN FORECAST TO
  RECEDE TO NEAR 9.6 FEET BY LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND RISE BACK
  ABOVE FLOOD STAGE OF 10.0 FT BY 9 PM THURSDAY.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FT
* THERE IS NOT A MONITOR STAGE ESTABLISHED FOR THIS SITE,
* IMPACT...NEAR 10.5 FEET, WATER TOPS THE SWINGING BRIDGE DOWNSTREAM
  FROM CHAPEL MEADOW. OVERFLOW FROM WOSKI POND FLOODS THE ACCESS
  ROAD(NORTHSIDE DRIVE) LEADING OUT OF THE WEST ENTRANCE OF THE PARK.
* IMPACT...NEAR 10.0 FEET, WESTERN PORTION OF NORTH PINES
  CAMPGROUND...LOCATED AT THE EAST END OF YOSEMITE VALLEY BETWEEN THE
  CONFLUENCE OF THE MERCED RIVER AND TENAYA CREEK...BEGINS TO FLOOD.
  WATER RISES TO THE BASE OF THE SWINGING BRIDGE DOWNSTREAM FROM
  CHAPEL MEADOW.
* IMPACT...NEAR 9.5 FEET, PORTION OF LOWER PINES CAMPGROUND BECOMES
  FLOODED. LIMITED SITE-SPECIFIC EVACUATIONS BEGIN AT HOUSEKEEPING
  CAMP LOCATED ALONG THE SOUTH-FACING BANK OF THE MERCED RIVER.
  (UPSTREAM FROM SENTINEL BRIDGE AND DOWNSTREAM FROM STONEMAN BRIDGE)
* IMPACT...NEAR 9.0 FEET, CHAPEL MEADOW (SOUTH SIDE OF RIVER) AND
  COOKS MEADOW (NORTH SIDE OF RIVER) BEGINS TO EXPERIENCE OVERFLOW.
* IMPACT...NEAR 6.5 FEET, RIVER IS CLOSED TO RAFTERS AND FLOTATION.
 

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