Yosemite National Parks History Of Natural Disasters

Yosemite National Parks history of natural disasters have a lot to do with weather. Mother nature plays a major roll in bringing in the rain, the wind and the heat. Yosemite gets fire, floods and rock-slides. 

It's got to be a full time job monitoring the seasons and happenings here in Yosemite. Unfortunately, natural disasters are a part of all the US National Parks, not just Yosemite.

I've learned that good things often emerge after the land has had time to heal from something devastating. New growth has its own set of rewards and mother nature keeps the cycle of life going.

Below I have listed the links that will take you to a page describing each of the elements that affect this beautiful national park.

Fires In Yosemite National Park

Underbrush and pine needles are fuel when lighting strikes in the High Sierras. A Yosemite fire often makes the national news. Most fires occur in the summer and fall months here in Yosemite Natl Park. The weather is hot and dry and fires can sometimes consume hundreds of acres at a time.

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Floods In Yosemite National Park

Mother nature always has the final say in how the Yosemite National Park weather plays out. Every so many years, the rain comes down and this valley gets flooded. The last major flood here was in 1997. Before that it was 1955. But 1997 was by far the worse flood that Yosemite had ever seen.

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Rock-slides In Yosemite National Park

A rock-slide in Yosemite is not unusual. When chunks of granite fall they close hiking trails, roads, topple hundreds of years old trees and close cabins and campsites down. They happen dozens of times each and every year.

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Search And Rescue Efforts In Yosemite

If you get lost in Yosemite, the Yosemite Search And Rescue Team will go on a man hunt to find you. The men and woman on the Yosemite Search and Rescue Team are some of the very best in the world. They are trained extensively to climb and repel the mountains, the waterfalls and the granite cliffs. This team goes on over 200 rescue missions each and every year.

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Yosemite's Frazil Ice In March and April

It looks like snow floating in the river...but it's not! Frazil ice is small frozen water crystals or frozen mist from the waterfalls. It resembles slush and it floats on the surface of the water. You will find it in the Yosemite Creek here in Yosemite in the months of March and April. The snow cone build up at lower Yosemite Falls and Frazil Ice are a part of Yosemite National Parks history.

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Fun Interesting Facts About Yosemite National Park

Here are some fun and interesting facts about Yosemite. Take a look and what new information you can learn :)

Fun And Interesting Facts About Yosemite National Park

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