SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – If you want to see the waterfalls of Yosemite National Park at full force without braving the late spring crowds, now might be the best time.
“Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Cascade Fall are going full force due to recent storms,” park officals say in a press release describing them as “booming.”READ MORE: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
A dry winter caused the falls to trickle earlier than normal this year, but they have burst back to life after inches of rain in the Sierra.READ MORE: Advocates for Immigrant Rights March From Santa Rosa to Healdsburg
“To see Yosemite Falls coming to life this morning is truly exhilarating,” said Don Neubacher, Yosemite National Park Superintendent in a press release from the park. “This is a wonderful time to visit Yosemite National Park and the waterfalls just add to the magnificence of the park.”
All three highways into the Valley were open Wednesday. However, the Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road remain closed due to icy conditions.MORE NEWS: Pelosi Expects House to Pass Infrastructure Bill This Week
The precipitation is also good news for Bay Area residents because much of our drinking water comes from the nearby Hetch Hetchy reservoir.