Hydrology is a very large part of Yosemite's natural process. Water melts from the large glaciers in the north and makes it's way south. About half of the water end up in California.
The story of water begins high above the world, on a large glacier, the size of many cities.
Her warm breath melts the ice, ever so slightly, letting it flow as a small stream to the headwaters, the upper areas, of a nearby river.
The great Ursa Minor sleeps in the soft snow, just below the prodigious glacier
Oh, has thy great Ursa let her breath upon thy cold snow and release this silver and icy water that flows before me
The great stag watches as the water enters the upper tributaries of his river.
In the great Sierra, a natural reservoir flows, liquid form of the silvery magic of the glacier
That is very true for the water that enters our ever-growing, flooded homeland is nourishing and kind.
All living thing herein the wetlands, the ever-flooded lands thrive upon the great life-giving water of The Glacier.
Half of the water that once flowed down from glaciers,been thawed by Ursa's breath, and honoured by the Great Stag ends in the Golden State
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