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Flood Stage Met at Yosemite’s Pohono Bridge

Yosemite National Park, CA — A flood warning remains in effect for the Merced River at Pohono Bridge.

The Merced River at Pohono Bridge reached its snowmelt peak early Sunday morning at 10.5 feet.

Historically when forecast or observed stage at Pohono Bridge reaches 10 feet, western portions of the North Pines campground, located at the east end of Yosemite Valley betwen the confluence of the Merced River and Tenaya Creek, begin to flood.

Water rises to the base of the Swinging Bridge downstream from Chapel Meadow. Overflow from Woski Pond floods the access road (Northside Drive) leading out of the west entrance of the park.

Written by Bill Johnson