Yosemite National Park attracts millions of visitors annually, from near and far. Park closures can upset both spur-of-the-moment and long-planned vacations. The park closes annually due to weather, with some high country areas remaining closed through May. However parts of the park or the entire park have closed due to snow, fires, and rarely – flooding. Overcrowding has caused temporary limits on people entering the valley floor.The western end of Yosemite Valley will be closed this weekend due to expected incoming water from snowpack in the high country.This is one of only a handful of times flooding has caused closures.
Cyndy Green has been intrigued by news since she got a toy printing press as a six year old. She switched to visual story telling at the age of 12 with her first still camera and moved to broadcasting after an internship in 1974. After 28 years in broadcast news and another 8 teaching broadcasting, she still can’t live without a camera in hand and an editing computer nearby, so in retirement she continues creating visual stories.