In the last week of June 2011, an unseasonably late storm passed over California and dropped nearly two inches of rain in the Sierras. These images are from the day before and the morning of the break in the storm. They span the valley floor, the reservoir, Tuolumne River, the canyon rim, and travel through Tuolumne Meadows.

Here is a quote from: hetchhetchy.org/
"Situated inside Yosemite National Park, the Hetch Hetchy Valley was described by John Muir as “one of nature’s rarest and most precious mountain temples.” The pristine Tuolumne River flowed along the valley floor, surrounded by flowered meadows and ancient forests which teemed with bears and bobcats, rushes and eagles. Indeed, Hetch Hetchy Valley was considered one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems in the world."

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