Yosemite National Park Monday June 5th, 2017

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

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Monday June 5th, 2017

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Highs 74 to 82 at 5000 feet...65 to 73 at 8000 feet.

TonightClear. Lows 46 to 55 at 5000 feet...36 to 46 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 77 to 85 at 5000 feet...66 to 76 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

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

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

YEA for June Sal's Nights

- 6/8- Jam to the tunes of special guest DJ Quap Cousteau!

 

- 6/22- Garage Sal's Bring gear/books/clothing/etc. to trade, barter or give away. Please remember to take any unclaimed items back home with you as YEA is not responsible for getting items to a thrift store. 

 

If you're interested in playing music at Sal's, contact awdickenson@gmail.com.

 

If you're interested in bar tending at a Sal's Night this summer, please email yea4us@gmail.com. (M. Patton)

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El Portal Community Hall Cleaner Wanted

Yosemite Employee Association is in search of responsible, responsive, hard-working folks to clean the Community Hall. Ideally, this is at least 3 month commitment to cleaning the hall twice a week. Compensation includes $60 for basic hall/bathroom cleaning and $90 for hall/bathrooms + kitchen. For more information email rent@elportalca.org.  (M. Patton)

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Yosemite Forum Tuesday, June 13

"Sierra Nevada drought vulnerability and tolerance: Observations from water isotopes" by Melissa Thaw, University of California, Merced

 

Isotopes can be used to track water through Sierra Nevada vegetation to determine their water sources and links to subsurface storage.  Vegetation responds quickly to changes in inputs, and utilizes deep storage during severe drought conditions.  While vegetation accesses new sources of water, deeply stored water is composed of snow melt with a residence time of about ten years.  Deep water storage is absent in the lower elevations, which experienced severe tree mortality.

 

The Forum will take place Tuesday, June 13, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium.  For more information call Ami Knighten at 379-1301. (G. Stock)

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Network Outage Tuesday

Tomorrow, June 6th, all network services will be down in Yosemite Valley from 1200 to 1230 PM to replace network infrastructure.  Please close any open network files prior to 1200. (

R.  Watson)

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Rooms For Rent

Two bedrooms for rent in a shared three bedroom/two bath fully furnished house. Very nice house located in the quiet Sky Ranch neighborhood north of Oakhurst, just 20 minutes from the Park's South Entrance.  Clean, quiet, non-smoking renters.  No pets.  $400/month per room plus utilities. Contact yosefamfour@gmail.com.  (C. Andrews)

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For Rent

Shared house. Private bedroom located in town of Mariposa (Hwy 49N by DMV). Short-term; no smoking; female; pet may be considered.  Utilities included; wifi available.  $385 mo / deposit $200. Call Joanna at (cell) 209-347-0600 or (home) 209-966-2426.  (Y. Radanovich)

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Night Closure to Take Place on Big Oak Flat Road Inside Yosemite National Park - Yosemite News Release June 2, 2017

Closure will be in effect from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am on Sunday, June 4, 2017

 

Yosemite National Park will close the Big Oak Flat Road to all vehicular traffic, from Crane Flat to Foresta, in order to finish repairs and repave the road. This closure will be in place from 11:00 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2017 to 5:00 am on Monday, June 5, 2017.

 

This night closure is necessary for the safety of all motorists. Paving will continue throughout the day on Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6, with single-lane closures and up to 15 minutes delays.

 

This road project is necessary to finalize recent repairs to the Big Oak Flat Road, which was damaged in February.

 

The El Portal Road (Highway 140) and the Wawona Road (Highway 41) are open and clear for all vehicular traffic to access Yosemite Valley and Wawona. Visitors traveling to and from Yosemite National Park are urged to drive with caution, follow posted speed limits, and be aware of rocks and debris on the roadway.

 

Tioga Road remains closed for the season. Park road crews are working to clear snow and debris from the roadway. As soon as we are able, the park will release an opening date.

 

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200, press 1 and press 1 again.  (J. Richards)


 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Road work between Housekeeping Camp and Half Dome Village

On weekdays between Monday 6/5 and Friday 6/30, contractors will be working in one lane of Southside Drive between Housekeeping Camp and Half Dome Village.  One lane will remain open at all times, but be prepared for merging and slowing traffic. Work will take place between 8am and 4:30pm.(L. Acree)

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El Portal Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation – Phase 1

June 1-2: Foresta Road will be closed in front of the Post Office. The Post Office can be accessed from the east side. Traffic will be detoured down El Portal Road then left to Highway 140, then exit at the El Portal Market and continue west on the gravel road behind the Motor Inn Cabins to access East Foresta Road. Please observe traffic control signage and watch for workers on the road.

 

For additional information, please visit the Construction Update Boards located at the Post Office and El Portal Market. For any questions or concerns, please contact Jamie Richards at jamie_richards@nps.gov.  (G. Chun, Y. Lugo, J. Richards)

 

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ACTING DESIGNATIONS

 

Mike Doyle will be acting Chief Safety & Occupational Health Manager until June 12. He can be reached at  mike_doyle@nps.gov or 379-1072.

 

Kristin Kirschner will be acting SAR Coordinator until mid June. She can be reached at 372-0216. 

 

Jon Babcock will be acting Machine Shop Supervisor until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1155.

 

Heather Boothe will be acting Hetch Hetchy Program Manager and Yosemite Conservancy Liaison until further notice. She can be reached at 372-0238.

 

Sally Kintner will be acting Volunteer Program Manager until further notice. She can be reached at 379-1850.

 

Jim Roche will be acting Branch Chief of Physical Science and Landscape Ecology until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1446.

 

Don Pasley will be acting Wawona B&G Supervisor until further notice. He can be reached at 375-9508 or don_pasley@nps.gov.

 

Joe Meyer will be acting Division Chief for Resources Management and Science until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1185.

 

Josh Keyes will be acting Utilities Branch Chief until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1077.

 

Garrett Dickman will be acting Park Botanist until further notice. He can be reached at 379-3282.

 

John Barton will be acting Wawona Utilities Supervisor until further notice. He can be reached at 375-9510 or john_barton@nps.gov

 

Shawn Zumbrunnen will be acting Valley Utilities Supervisor until further notice. He can be reached at 372-0560 or shawn_zumbrunnen@nps.gov


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