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Yosemite has best waterfalls in years, with 199 percent of normal snowpack

May 26, 2011

Yosemite National Park's waterfalls are expected to peak the first week in June, with the park's snow pack at an average of 199% of normal. Bring your raingear and cameras, preferably water proof cameras.

At the same time, with this huge snowpack the park’s rivers are flowing at a high capacity, meaning dangerous conditions. Every year, people die from water-related accidents, so please be careful.

In more Yosemite news:
• Glacier Point Road will open for the season on Friday, May 27, at 12:00 p.m. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. Vault toilets will be available, but there will be no running water.
The Glacier Point Road is subject to unexpected and temporary closures due to unpredictable spring storms that may produce snow at the higher elevations of the park.
There is no projected opening date for the Bridalveil Creek Campground.
The roadways in the park may be wet due to melting snow and wildlife may be present on or near the road. Visitors are urged to drive with caution while in the park.

• Tioga Pass Road
Due to snow, ice, and avalanche conditions, the Tioga Road will remain closed. There is no projected opening date for the Tioga Road at this time but park officials have indicated they are trying for the end of June.

• For up-to-date, 24-hour road and weather information, please call 209-372-0200.

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