Yosemite Releases Dramatic Video Footage from the Weekend’s Flooding in the Valley.

From SFGATE – Heavy rain and melting snow from a warm tropical storm flooded Yosemite Valley over the weekend, covering some roads with up to 4 feet of water. The national park system released footage Wednesday showing meadows that look like lakes and raging waterfalls that sound like thunder. A swollen Merced River covered bridges and campgrounds in water. The river crested at 13.73 feet at Pohono Bridge, rising 4 feet above flood stage and inundating campgrounds, meadows and roadways. (more)

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!