The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Sierra Nevada through at least the end of the week.
Potential flooding of rivers and streams include the Merced River in Yosemite National Park.
Increasing snowmelt will occur as temperatures warm significantly through the middle of the week.
Impacts include potential flooding of hiking trails, campgrounds and smaller back roads.
Rafters and recreationalists will need to stay alert and be aware that all rivers and streams will become increasingly hazardous as the fast flowing and very cold waters continue to rise.
Boaters on area lakes should be alert to floating debris, such as branches and logs that have washed into the lakes from high waters upstream.
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