"Flash Flooding on the Roads" Top 5 Page for this destination Death Valley National Park Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Yaqui

 
 

Many travelers may not realize that in the desert we are prone to flash flooding. It can happen in a matter of minutes when it rains really hard in the desert.

Never ever cross a road that is filled with water because the road underneath may be gone and all you will get is MUD. If that happens you will mostly get stuck or sucked in and even worse may find yourself being swepted down stream in the flood of water. People lose their lives every year due to this danger.

Many of the roads traveling into the park cross dry creek beds or follow a existing dry creek bed that can become flooded or if the road dips water can become stand water or pooled.

So please do not take the road conditions lightly during hard rain, use common sense and please protect your family!

Website: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/vef/projects/DeathValleyFloodSurvey.php

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  • Written Dec 29, 2008
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