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One of World’s Driest Valleys About to Burst In Bloom

The typically barren landscape of California’s Death Valley could be about to emerge in a rare wildflower “super bloom” thanks to El NIño rainfall earlier this winter.

The U.S. National Park Service said in a statement that while wildflowers are emerging locally in parts of the park, they’ve just begun in other locations.

“To have a big bloom like this, which we hope will become a super bloom, which is beyond all your expectations, those are quite rare, maybe once a decade or so,” Park Ranger Alan Van Valkenburg explained in a YouTube video.

The last Death Valley super bloom occurred in 2005.

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