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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Monday July 27th, 2015

 

WEATHER

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 79 to 89 at 5000 feet... 63 to 73 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...43 to 53 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...67 to 77 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Sierra National Forest Willow Fire Update

The smoky and hazy conditions over Yosemite National Park will continue to persist due to the Willow Fire burning near Base Lake. The fire began on the afternoon of Saturday July 25 and has burned an estimated 1500 acres in brush and timber.  It is approximately 25 miles southwest of the park, and poses no threat to the park. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team, with members from Yosemite, took command of the fire Sunday July 27.  Currently 738 personnel are assigned to the fire.  For additional information please contact the Sierra National Forest:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra/.  (G. Wuchner)

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Road Striping

Striping will start Sunday July 26 and continue for approximately three weeks throughout the park.

Hours of work will be from 6:00 pm to 4:00 am.  Expect Short delays.  (G. Taylor)

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Private Rental

Mariposa town area near Rite Aid and YARTS, two bedroom, two bath mobile, available mid August. For more information please contact Charles Noriega  209 742-2099 or 209 626-9286.  (C. Baker)

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Private Rental

Rental in Bootjack area, available now.   Large double wide home,  2 bd + office, 2 ba, sep. dining, large living room.  Propane furnace + wood stove, evap. cooler.  10’ x 14’ Storage shed.  Fresh paint, new flooring. $925./mo + $1,000. deposit.  No smokers. 209-966-3231 or email nassar@sti.net for more information and photos. (A. Nassar)

 

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

 

Repair on US Forest Service Road to Lake Eleanor Extended Through 7/31

The scope of repair on the road to Lake Eleanor (Forest Service Route 1N14) has expanded from 500' to 1500' of roadbed repair needed. Therefore, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power staff will continue to conduct repairs to Forest Service Route 1N14 through 7/31/2015 in order to address the erosion issues. The work will include breaking up large rocks in the road, laying down additional material, and re-grading the road. Traffic may be delayed for up to 15 minutes at a time for the duration of the work. Work is anticipated to be completed by 7/31/15. (A. Adams)

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Forestry Work on Big Oak Flat Road

Forestry will resume work along the Big Oak Flat road between hazel green dip to the Park boundary for the next 3 to 4 weeks. Work period is Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Expect up to 30 minute delay. (C. Castro)

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Tioga Road Rehabilitation (Update No. 12)

Crews are continuing to repave the ditches, install shoulder material, and raise utility boxes. They will soon begin restriping the road. Below are a list of delay times for the project.  The project completion date is September 30, 2015, but the crews are trying to finish this project ahead of schedule. Note: Below are the project delays, however there will be no construction delays over Independence Day Weekend, so there will be no delays from 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2015 until 6:00 AM on Tuesday, July 7th.  If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Michael Pieper at (209) 200-1131.

 

From 10:00 p.m. Sunday evening  to 8:00 p.m. Saturday night:

11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., 1 hour delays

6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 15 minute delays

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 30 minute delays

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 15 minute delays

4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 30 minute delays (M. Pieper)

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