Yosemite National Park Monday, July 17th, 2017

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

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Monday, July 17th, 2017

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 84 to 92 at 5000 feet... 71 to 79 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning. Highs 82 to 90 at 5000 feet...70 to 78 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

 

Hetch Hetchy Resource Guide Now Available

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, in partnership with Yosemite National Park, has put together a resource guide about the Hetch Hetchy Water System. This guide was specifically designed as a tool to help park employees learn about the water system and the partnership between the two organizations. Check it out on SharePoint at: http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Supt/hetchy/Shared%20Documents/YNP%20Interpretive%20Resource%20Gde_rye_051617.pdf

 

For more information, or to get a copy of the Resource Guide, contact Heather Boothe at 372-0238 or heather_boothe@Nps.gov.  (H. Boothe)

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Wawona Road Delays Near South Entrance

7-14-17: Crews are continuing the Rehabilitation of the Wawona Road.  This work will continue over the next 3 months.  At this time there is no weekend or night time work scheduled. The current work zone along Wawona Road is 1 mile south and 1/2 mile north of the South Entrance intersection.  The current traffic delays are as follows:

 

Monday thru Friday

6:00 AM to 8:00 AM 15-Minute Delays With Alternating One-Way Traffic

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 30-Minute Delays With Alternating One-Way Traffic

3:00 PM to 5:30 PM 15-Minute Delays With Alternating One-Way Traffic

(Pilot cars may be used to escort vehicles thru the construction zones.)  (M. Pieper)

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Wawona Road Delays Between Bridalveil and the Rostrum

7-14-17: Crews are continuing to work nights on Wawona Road between Bridalveil and the Rostrum repairing damage from this past winters storm events.  The delays are Sunday night thru Thursday night 8PM to 6AM, with up to 30 minute delays, however on Monday, July 17th and Tuesday July 18th crews will also be working a day shift from 6AM to 5PM with up to 15 minute delays.  (M. Pieper)

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El Portal Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation – Phase 1

7-17-21: Contractor will be installing the force main on Foresta Rd. One-way traffic control on Foresta Road is expected this week. Please watch for workers on the road and stopped traffic. For additional information please visit the Construction Update Boards located at the Post Office and El Portal Market. For any further questions or concerns, please contact Jamie Richards at jamie_richards@nps.gov.  (G. Chun, Y. Lugo, J. Richards)

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Seeking Housemate in Midpines

Spacious 2000 sq. ft. Midpines home has 1 bedroom available.  Large open living room, dining room,  & kitchen.  Two refrigerators, dishwasher, oven, microwave, dining room table set provided. Electric HVAC, plus wood burning stove & swamp cooler.  Shared separate laundry room with washer and dryer. Huge deck on 2 sides of the house with views of distant hills. Sits on 7+ acres of beautiful rolling hills and trees just off Colorado Road and East Whitlock, 15 min. from Mariposa.  $400/month plus electric & WiFi.  No smokers.  Credit check.  Email hodges.marcia@gmail.com or call 510-207-5951.  (M. Hodges)

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Room(s) for Rent

1-2 rooms for rent in a beautiful, large 4+ bed/2.5 bath home, nestled in the hills off the 140, on the border of Mariposa and Midpines. Home is on 5 quiet acres, surrounded by great views which you can see from both bedroom windows. $550/month per room, plus a portion of utilities. Discount for both rooms. Email synchronicity.support@gmail.com if you're interested.  (K. Indigo)

 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

Yosemite Valley Road Work 

Work crews are on schedule to finish work on Northside Drive in west Yosemite Valley between the Bridalveil View pullout and Pohono Bridge by the end of July. One lane will remain open at all times. Crews also expect to complete construction on Southside Drive between Housekeeping Camp and Half Dome Village by the end of July.  (L. Acree)

 

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