Following a historic winter throughout California, Yosemite National Park was forced to close from April 28 through May 3 due to fears of flooding in the Merced River. Despite the closure, a helicopter crew was able to fly above the park to show the waterfalls gushing.
The LiveCopter from KCRA 3 was able to livestream areas of the park seeing spectacular water movement this spring. Here is the broadcast on YouTube:
This is certainly going to be a spring to remember in Yosemite National Park. During heavy winters, the park’s waterfalls will overflow, showing visitors spectacular views of gushing water falling over thousand-foot cliffs.
Despite the beauty of this event, the additional water in the Yosemite Valley will cause plenty of dangers in the park this year, including wet hiking trails, dangerous water conditions in rivers, and flooding. The park officials urge visitors to check the park’s website for updates and closure information before planning their trip.