Water plunges down the waterfalls, and most of the time there is water in them. For each molecule of water, falling over Yosemite is only one stop in its endless cycle. Conserving and protecting water everywhere helps the water in Yosemite.
Why It Matters
- Water in Yosemite is not just in rivers and waterfalls; it is in trees and bears, and snow and dewdrops.
- Water that flows through Yosemite National Park is part of the Merced or Tuolumne River systems.
- River water carries nutrients and life for ecosystems downstream.
With the link below, learn more about water in Yosemite. Then answer the following questions.
- Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Nature Notes – 18 - Water- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWrUh3phnBc&list=PL890957589F8403A4&index=7
- How might a water molecule that goes over Yosemite Falls end up in a strawberry that you eat?
- What are two of the places water from snowmelt in Yosemite may end up?
- What does the quote “no single raindrop believes that it’s responsible for the flood” mean in this context?
- What is the source of your water?
- What could you do to conserve water in your life?