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Death Valley Experiences 1,000 Year Rain Event

        DEATH VALLEY, CA – Rain this weekend was a historic event, with nearly a year’s worth of rain falling in three hours. The 1.46 inches of rain recorded at Furnace Creek is still preliminary data, and mere drops away from the all-time record of 1.47 inches. The rain caused widespread damage […]

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Death Valley Roads Closed, 2022 Storm Damage Being Assessed 

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Following yesterday’s wide-spread storm damage, Death Valley National Park roads remain closed. Hard work from road crews allowed visitors who were previously unable to leave the area hotels to be able to carefully drive out with law enforcement escorts. Highway 190 is expected to reopen between Furnace Creek and Pahrump by […]

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Substantial Flooding Within Death Valley National Park Causes Closure – August 5, 2022

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – On August 5, 2022, unprecedented amounts of rainfall caused substantial flooding within Death Valley National Park. All roads into and out of the park are currently closed and will remain closed until park staff can assess the extensiveness of the situation. The California Department of Transportation anticipates it will take four […]

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