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Rim Fire closes about 1/4 of Yosemite National Park; Efforts under way to secure CNAP instruments and data

August 27, 2013

The actively burning Rim Fire is 20% contained. Over 3,600 personnel are working to contain this fire with extreme growth potential and extreme terrain conditions. Almost a quarter of Yosemite National Park is closed. See the closure map at:

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/rimfireclosure-082613.pdf

National park service personnel Jim Roche and Joe Meyer are helping secure instruments and data from our CNAP Hydroclimate Network sites. Part of Monday they worked at Merced Grove (see map on August 23 blog post). Jim wrote early Tuesday morning (August 27th) that they “Pulled all snow pingers, data loggers and poles. Covered soil moisture wires and junctions boxes with old fire shelters, then soil, then another fire shelter, then rocks. The weather tower had been cleared by fire crews so we just removed the datalogger and covered the ground instrumentation with two layers of fire shelters and rocks. We wrapped the pole about halfway up.” 

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