Yosemite Falls comes roaring back to life following torrential rain, atmospheric river

ByBrandon Behle KGO logo
Monday, October 25, 2021
Storm brings iconic Yosemite Falls roaring back to life
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An iconic Yosemite spot was all but dead last week. But after this week's storm, it ROARED back to life.

YOSEMITE VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- The massive storm that broke records in the Bay Area also helped bring an iconic Yosemite spot roaring back to life after a dry summer.

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Yosemite Falls was listed as "dry" last week on the Yosemite National Park website. Images from a Yosemite Conservancy webcam on Thursday, Oct. 21 confirm that there was no water flowing from the iconic attraction.

What a difference a few days makes!

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On Sunday, that same webcam showed a massive flow of water at the Falls.

The National Weather Service reports that Yosemite Valley received at least 5 inches of rain on Sunday, Oct. 24 alone.

That heavy rainfall put the park under a flash flood warning from Sunday into Monday.

Despite the dangerous conditions, the rainfall is a welcome site for the National Park after an exceptionally dry summer.