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'Booming' Waterfalls Reported In Yosemite After December Storms

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - If you want to see the waterfalls of Yosemite National Park at full force without braving the late spring crowds, now might be the best time.

"Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Cascade Fall are going full force due to recent storms," park officals say in a press release describing them as "booming."

A dry winter caused the falls to trickle earlier than normal this year, but they have burst back to life after inches of rain in the Sierra.

"To see Yosemite Falls coming to life this morning is truly exhilarating," said Don Neubacher, Yosemite National Park Superintendent in a press release from the park. "This is a wonderful time to visit Yosemite National Park and the waterfalls just add to the magnificence of the park."

All three highways into the Valley were open Wednesday. However, the Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road remain closed due to icy conditions.

The precipitation is also good news for Bay Area residents because much of our drinking water comes from the nearby Hetch Hetchy reservoir.

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