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

ByBrandon Behle via KGO logo
Monday, October 25, 2021
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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, California -- The massive storm that broke records in the West Coast also helped bring an iconic Yosemite spot roaring back to life after a dry summer.

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

What a difference a few days makes!

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 five 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.