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1,000-year-flood devastates Death Valley – and El Niño threatens more

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by Katie Medlock last modified Nov 11, 2015

Death Valley National Park endured the wettest October on record this year with hard-hitting storms and a weather system that incited a 1,000 year flood event. In other words, there was a .1 percent chance of a flood this severe hitting the area, which is used to only collecting four inches of rainwater each year. Many are worried how the predicted El Niño patterns will affect the area this winter and spring, yet the best guess is: more floods. The valley’s Grapevine Canyon, which...




 

 

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Death Valley National Park endured the wettest October on record this year with hard-hitting storms and a weather system that incited a 1,000-year-flood. In other words, there was a 0.1 percent chance of a flood this severe hitting the area, which is used to receiving only four inches of rain each year. Many are worried how the predicted El Niño patterns will affect the area this winter and spring, yet the best guess is: more floods.

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