Restoration work is moving along at Scotty's Castle. Though 2020 can seem like a distant future, projects are busily being completed to bring the area back to its former glory. Take a look at the castle today and learn about some of the planning and projects that have been completed.
On Friday, July 5th, at 8:20 pm, a 7.1 M earthquake impacted Devils Hole. The waves created by the earthquake caused the water to raise and drop at least 10-15 ft. There were not any stranded pupfish found Saturday morning. The fish seem to be in good condition with spawning behavior occurring. 15-20 fish (10-25 mm) were observed on the shelf on Saturday morning. Program staff as well as cooperating agencies visited the site to conduct several "recovery" actions.
For many, the name Death Valley invokes a sense of fear and danger. In this lowest, hottest and driest place in North America, extreme heat and aridity characterize the landscape. Yet in this land of surprises, life has found a way to thrive.
Watch our inaugural episode of Death Valley Explorer and fall in love with Death Valley all over again.