Death Valley National Park Sees Rare ‘Super Bloom’ Phenomenon


    Death Valley National Park in North America is known for its deadly temperatures and extremely low level of rains. The desert area remains empty and barren throughout the year. Tourists come here normally to enjoy the feel of desert and moving rocks phenomenon. This year the Death Valley National park got the attention of tourists as a very rare phenomenon of ‘super bloom’ has carpeted the whole valley with gold flowers.

    Temperature Level

    The valley has the highest level of temperatures in summer. It has the world record of highest temperature on July 10, 1913. It was recorded as high as 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius). An area here, is known as ‘lowest elevation’. That means the area around 282 feet below the sea level.

    Flowers bloom here each year in spring before it gets hotter in summer. The usual number of flowers throughout the years is quite low as compared to the ‘super bloom’ this year. The super bloom is quite rare. It happens in decades. Last it was observed in 2005 and before that, in 1998.

    Reason of Super Bloom

    The death valley annually faces around 2 inches of rainfall maximum. Which is quite low for such place. But in 2015 October, two very unexpected storms hit the area with an average of 3 inches of rainfall in a few areas. That very rainfall caused this whole super bloom thing by letting various dormant seeds to grow properly. The suitable environment there, led the seeds to flourish and resulted in the super bloom.

    Flowers to See

    The great natural phenomenon is attracting the tourists from every where. Where no one wants to come normally. Desert gold is the beautiful, yellow daisy-like flower that you will witness spreading all around the hillsides and the southern side of the death valley park. Deep purple phacelia, desert five spot, pink flower with burgundy spots, gravel ghosts and desert primrose are some of the wild flowers that tourists can see there.