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Yosemite by the numbers

Park facts 
Total size747,956 acres (about the size of Rhode Island)
 1,169 square miles
2009 budget$27,829,400
EmployeesNational Park Service --  summer: 800, winter: 600
 Delaware North -- summer: 1,700, winter: 800
Fatalities (2009)14
Citations (2009)2,256
Motor vehicle accidents (2009)619
Trails800 miles
Paved roads214 miles
Paved bicycle paths20 miles



Visitation numbers 
20093,866,970
20083,557,961
20073,637,471



Wildlife Species 
Mammals85
Birds150
Amphibians and reptiles33
Fish (6 natural species)10
Federal endangered species1 (Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep)
State endangered species3 (willow flycatcher, bald eagle, great gray owl)
State threatened species2 (Sierra Nevada red fox, California wolverine)



Yosemite flora 
Flowering species1,497
Tree species35
Meadows36,620 acres



Elevations and landmarksFeet from baseFeet above sea level
El Capitan3,5937,569
North Dome3,5627,542
Sentinel Rock3,0687,038
Glacier Point3,2147,214
Yosemite Point2,9706,936
Half Dome4,7338,842
Sentinel Dome 8,122
Yosemite Valley 4,000
Wawona 4,000
Tuolumne Meadows 8,575
Tioga Pass 9,945



Waterfalls (in feet) 
Yosemite Falls*2,425
(Upper Fall)1,430
(Middle Cascade)675
(Lower Fall)320
Bridalveil Fall620
Ribbon Fall1,612
Vernal Fall317
Nevada Fall594
Horsetail Fall1,000
*tallest fall in North America 



Weather in Yosemite Valley (in inches)

Average precipitation37.2”
Record precipitation (1938)59.0”
Average snowfall29.0”


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