Weathering and Erosion
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In 2004, a flash flood swept down Furnace Creek Wash in Death Valley National Park, tearing up the state highway and destroying the structures in and around the Zabriskie Point area. Such flash floods are relatively common, as most rainfall tends to run off into channels instead of soak into the ground. This particular flood was especially severe though because the rain fell in small area over a short amount of time.Download Image