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Yosemite Park warns of ‘extremely dangerous’ effects of flooding
California’s Yosemite National Park has issued a warning of the “extremely dangerous” effects of flooding as the Merced River continues to rise. In a statement posted on May 15, the park reiterated that it remains under a flood warning as the river reaches flood stage. It is expected to stay at that level for the next few days. A record amount of snowpack accumulated in California over the winter months and into early March, as storms battered the state. That snowpack is now melting as temperatures start to rise, causing higher-than-average water flows at the park.