Yosemite Valley Flood - January 8, 2017 Merced River Update

January 08, 2017 Posted by: Yosemite National Park Rangers
The Merced River at Pohono Bridge is currently at 8.5 feet and forecast to peak at 12.1 feet tonight, January 8, 2017. While this forecast is lower than previous forecasts, we still expecting significant flooding in Yosemite Valley. You can view live video of Yosemite Falls via Yosemite Conservancy's webcam.

All roads leading into Yosemite Valley are closed due to the significant winter storm. There are no visitor services available in Yosemite Valley at this time. Closures are being implemented to ensure the safety of park visitors and employees during the coming storm.

Roads leading into Yosemite Valley will remain closed at least through Sunday. The park will assess conditions early Monday morning. There is no anticipated date or time for roads into Yosemite Valley and guest services to reopen. Please visit our current conditions page or call 209-372-0200 (press 1 then 1) for current raod conditions in the park. 

Visitors travelling in other areas of the park are asked to be aware of hazards, including potential wet and icy road conditions, rockfall, and debris in roadways. The park has experienced significant rainfall over the past month and ground saturation could lead to hazardous conditions along park roadways.

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Last updated: January 8, 2017

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