Yosemite’s ‘Big Melt’ Not So Bad, Park Reopens

  • Yosemite Valley, the touristy part of Yosemite National Park, partially reopened Sunday before fully reopening come Monday.
  • The national park made the announcement Saturday after assessing the water level of the Merced River.
  • Park officials initially announced Yosemite Valley would be closed for the weekend in anticipation that the Merced River might rise to cause flooding issues due to the combination of record snowfall levels and unseasonably warm temperatures.
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