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RedRoxx44
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Death Valley Flooding

Postby RedRoxx44 » Nov 18 2015 5:57 pm

http://www.nps.gov/dev...

Some roads according to the DV chat boards are still closed. If you are going that way this winter check before you plan. A lot of damage.

Incredible video at 3:05 min onward. I think this in the southern part and possibly near the Armagosa river. https://youtube.com ... e8J4

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Re: Death Valley Flooding

Postby nonot » Nov 18 2015 7:41 pm

Has the weather event allowed any insight into the behavior of the rocks in racetrack playa?
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Re: Death Valley Flooding

Postby KarMann » Nov 18 2015 8:30 pm

Yeah, I happened to get to Death Valley on what was probably the next day*. Didn't get to see the Badwater area because the roads were closed, had to drive through a bit of mud & debris on the road to get to the campsite, and even got moderately rained on overnight. That's not what we expected at Death Valley! :-k

On the bright side, even then, we were thinking that it should make for great DV wildflowers in the spring. With apparently even more since then, even more so. I blame/credit El Niño.

* Oops, I see in the video now that this was on the 18th, 12 days after we were there. Another similar video I looked at was from the 4th, we were there on the 5th & 6th. I guess they got more later, too.
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Re: Death Valley Flooding

Postby outdoor_lover » Nov 19 2015 9:57 am

@KarMann
The First Storm had some Flash Flooding going on...The Storm the next Week gave them the 1000 Year Flood that really did some major Damage....
@nonot
It has to start Freezing there first, but I imagine this would be a good Winter to see movement if you Camped out long enough...It would be cool if someone did that and did some Timelapsing.... :D
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