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Old 08-02-2022, 06:01 PM   #1
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Death Valley Nat'l Park Flood

I don't think many of you are planning to go there this summer but this could possibly affect the 49ers celebration in November which is normally a great time to be there.

https://www.nationalparkstraveler.or...y-closes-roads
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More Bad News for Death Valley Nat'l Park

A week or so ago there was a flood but this new one is unbelievable!

https://www.fox5vegas.com/2022/08/05...vere-flooding/
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Old 08-06-2022, 09:44 AM   #3
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As of right now the park website still says all roads are closed, but deathvalley.com, a commercial site, says the following:

“ Feet of mud has been reported at Scotty’s Castle Visitor Center, the exterior of which is surrounded by mud and debris. Roads across the national park were closed and Mesquite Campground was evacuated Sunday night.

California 190 remains open, and Stateline Road / Bell Vista to Pahrump is open, but still has flowing water on the California side and large vehicles may have trouble with this road.

CA 127 is open, but Badwater Road (Highway 178), Scotty’s Castle Road (North Highway, West Side Road, Big Pine-Death Valley Road and Racetrack Road are all closed. ”

This matches with some info I saw from Caltrans. I am particularly worried about the damage in the Scotty’s Castle area. They were just getting ready to partially open soon!
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Absolutely terrible about Scotty's Castle. :(
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Absolutely terrible about Scotty's Castle. :(
We have been to DV a half a dozen times have yet to see Scotty's Castle. Was looking forward to the reopening this year
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No-one died is the glass half-full thinking. A years worth of rain in 3 hours I think is what I heard.
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State Route 190 is now not expected to open until at least 17 August according to the Park’s official web page. What a sad state of affairs. It is truly miraculous no one was injured or died. Helicopters from China Lake Naval Air Station were used to search for back country travelers. They found some, but everyone was ok.
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State Route 190 is now not expected to open until at least 17 August according to the Park’s official web page. What a sad state of affairs. It is truly miraculous no one was injured or died. Helicopters from China Lake Naval Air Station were used to search for back country travelers. They found some, but everyone was ok.
I read that the flooding occurred between 6am - 8am so that may have contributed to no loss of life. People weren't on the roads yet.
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