Death Valley National Park News
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Devils Hole pupfish population at 19-year high
September 29, 2022 | 12:00 am
Agency biologists are excited to report increased numbers of one of the world’s rarest fishes. Scientists counted 263 Devils Hole pupfish, which is the most they’ve observed in 19 years.
Badwater and Wildrose areas partially reopen
September 22, 2022 | 6:10 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) opened parts of Badwater Road and Wildrose late afternoon on September 21, 2022. Many roads are still closed, leaving no road connecting the eastern and western parts of the park.
Mexican earthquake sloshes Devils Hole
September 21, 2022 | 6:20 pm
In a surprising quirk of geology, Monday’s magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Mexico triggered four-foot-tall waves in Devils Hole. Video footage of the “desert tsunami” is available here.
Fresh flooding on Sept. 13 updates road closures
September 14, 2022 | 2:39 pm
Another round of storms impacted roads in the Death Valley region on September 13, 2022. The National Park Service (NPS) has some updated estimates for roads to reopen.
Remnants of Hurricane Kay cause road closures in Death Valley
September 11, 2022 | 12:29 pm
Remnants of Hurricane Kay caused localized, heavy damage in Death Valley National Park on September 10, 2022. CA-190 is closed from CA-136 junction to Stovepipe Wells Village. Badwater Road is fully closed. Many other park roads are still closed from floods five weeks ago.
August 5, 2022 recognized as rainiest day in Death Valley’s history
September 1, 2022 | 5:10 pm
Death Valley National Park received 1.70 inches of rain on August 5, 2022, making this the Park's rainiest day on record. Meanwhile, some roads remain closed while repairs continue.
Park officials work to clear new storm damage on park roads
August 19, 2022 | 2:48 pm
Additional storms on August 16 and 18 mean that Badwater Road and Dantes View Road may not open on August 20 as previously scheduled.
Air Tour Management Plan completed for Death Valley National Park
August 19, 2022 | 10:00 am
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed an air tour management plan for Death Valley National Park on August 19, 2022. The plan establishes measures to protect park resources including natural and cultural resources, preservation of wilderness character, and visitor experience.
Popular sites in Death Valley publicly reopen on August 20
August 18, 2022 | 12:26 pm
Death Valley National Park's most popular sites will reopen to the public on Saturday, Aug. 20 – just two weeks after a historic flood unleashed massive, record-setting rainfall and caused millions of dollars in damage to roads and facilities. Several park roads remain closed so visitors should plan ahead and not rely on GPS.
Access to Panamint Valley Open, most of Death Valley Closed
August 10, 2022 | 12:14 pm
State Route 190 is open to the western portion of Death Valley National Park. The road remains closed from the Trona/Wildrose Junction in Panamint Valley through Death Valley Junction. Additional areas are expected to open no earlier than August 19 as work to clear debris and repair roads continues