Friday, February 4, 2011

Wapama Falls bridge repair

On October 3-4, 2010 the Hetch Hetchy area experienced a severe electrical storm. During one 24-hour period, the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir rose approximately 25 feet and the foot bridge near Wapama Falls was destroyed due to falling rock and flood flows from Falls Creek. Yosemite National Park's current plan is to repair and open the bridges by April 2011 in time for early spring backpackers and hikers.