The Sierra Nevada region where the park is located experienced snowfall at over 300% than usual this past winter. Flooding may happen into May and June, the park said.
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Firefighters are proactively working to protect the giant trees by deploying a ground sprinkler system and clearing any materials that could fuel the fire.
The largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park remained closed Saturday as firefighters battled a blaze that threatened the gathering of the iconic trees and forced campers to evacuate.
Yosemite National Park reopens Thursday after nearly three months of closure because of the pandemic. Local businesses are beginning to reopen as well, and many visitors are eager to return.
Volunteers and a skeletal staff have maintained sites in some parks. In others, the amount of damage and trash triggered an unprecedented move from the National Park Service to return more workers.
A statement from the California park says a rockfall of undetermined size fell from El Capitan, apparently from the Waterfall Route, popular with climbers.