Death Valley Historic Flood Revealed by NASA Satellites
NASA released the imagery Tuesday, sharing more about the technique used to create the images. The flood waters appear blue along Furnace Creek, where roads were washed out, cars buried, and buildings damaged3.
The National Park Service says 1.46 inches of rain fell in just three hours, which is nearly a year's worth of rainfall. National Weather Service meteorologists are calling it a "1000-year event", meaning there is a 0.1% chance of it occurring in any given year.