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Waterfalls in full flow during spring thaw at Yosemite National Park

Heavy snow this past winter followed by the current spring thaw is making a splash when it comes to the famous waterfalls in Yosemite National Park .

Waterfall at Yosemite.
Waterfall at Yosemite. Image by John Tregoning / CC BY 2.0

Years of drought have produced more spluttering than gushing displays in recent seasons, but this year the cascades are putting on a show fit for the centenary anniversary of the National Park Service. Most spectacular are the massive Yosemite Falls, dropping almost 2500ft, and Vernal Falls, much shorter but offering an up-close experience for visitors. Head there soon though as once the summer heat kicks in the falls usually dry to a trickle. Read more: sfgate.com