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#1 pvstoy

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 01:07 AM

Noticed that Death Valley has been impacted by flash flooding today

 

https://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm

 

PARK CLOSURES

 

Multiple Roads Closed due to Storm

Sections of Hwy 190, and North Highway (Scotty's Castle Rd), Lower Wildrose Rd, Dantes View and Badwater are closed due to flooding and debris. It is likely that additional roads are impassable. Closures subject to change with changing conditions.

 

 

https://www.nbcnews....flood-rcna41024

 

 

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Some roads in and out of Death Valley National Park have been closed after they were inundated over the weekend with mud and debris from flash floods that also hit western Nevada and northern Arizona hard.

Officials on Sunday provided no estimate on when the roads around Death Valley would be reopened.

Motorists were also urged to avoid Southern California’s Mojave National Preserve after flooding buckled pavement on some roads. The rain also prompted closures of highways and campgrounds elsewhere, but no injuries were reported.

The storms produced torrential downpours and the National Weather Service reported that more than an inch of rain fell in 15 minutes Sunday near Kingman, Arizona, which is close to the state line with California.
 
220801-death-valley-national-park-se-348The damaged intersection of Kelbacker Road and Mojave Road in the Mojave National Preserve, Calif., on July 31, 2022.National Park Service via AP

 


Edited by pvstoy, 02 August 2022 - 01:13 AM.

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#2 AWG_Pics

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 02:55 AM

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#3 AWG_Pics

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 02:45 PM

The entire park is closed due to yesterday's early morning rain. I guess it was about 1.46 inches -- nearly a whole year of rain in a couple hours. About 1000 people stranded initially, some are getting out but other may need to wait through today.

 

https://www.fox5vega...evere-flooding/


Edited by AWG_Pics, 06 August 2022 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 03:48 PM

I expect that many backcountry roads have damage. We will need to watch carefully on next season's wanderings.


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Posted 06 August 2022 - 04:05 PM

I expect that many backcountry roads have damage. We will need to watch carefully on next season's wanderings.

 

Yup. I expect we will shift to eastern Nevada and Utah this September. Though there has been flooding in those areas as well.


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Posted 08 August 2022 - 02:26 PM

DVNP flood photos from NPS -

 

August 2022 Flood


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Posted 08 August 2022 - 07:31 PM

DVNP flood photos from NPS -

 

August 2022 Flood

Wow!  


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Posted 01 September 2022 - 11:43 PM

Here is a humorous YouTube video that illustrates the damage on the main route through the Park.

 

 


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Posted 01 September 2022 - 11:58 PM

That was pretty good.That could have turned out very bad for some of those people.

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Posted 07 September 2022 - 03:12 PM

Enjoying ski. I'm surprised the park was not protecting people from themselves.
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