Meadow Photo Series

Meadows in the Sierra Nevada typically go through five hydrologic stages driven by snowmelt. View a photo timeline of Tuolumne Meadows: snowmelt, flooding, inundation, growing season, and drying season.

 
Snow-covered landscape
Stage 1: Snomelt

Photos from Steven Loheide

 
Areas of flooding show in meadow landscape
Stage 2: Flooding
 
Water covers the meadow landscape
Stage 3: Water Flow Inundation
 
Green vegetation covers meadow landscape
Stage 4: Growing Season
 
Vegetation begins to dry out in meadow landscape
Stage 5: Drying Season

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Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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