Badwater Basin

Facts for Prelims

Badwater Basin

News: In the parched expanse of North America’s driest region, Badwater Basin has defied expectations by lingering and expanding as an ephemeral lake.

About Badwater Basin
• It is endorheic in nature means water flows into it but not out, typically resulting in rapid evaporation and ephemeral lakes.
• It is the lowest point in North America at 282 ft (86 m) below sea level.
• However, increased precipitation over the past six months has disrupted this pattern.
• It is nestled within the Death Valley in North America.
• Manly lake was formed in August 2023 after Hurricane Hilary.
• While the lake initially shrank as expected, it surprisingly persisted through the fall and winter months.
• Its resurgence came in February 2024, when a powerful atmospheric river replenished its waters.
• Death Valley’s average annual rainfall of only 51 millimetres, received a remarkable 125 mm in the last six months.

Key facts about Death Valley
• It is located in southeastern California in the United States.
• It lies near the undefined border between the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert.
• Most rainfall is blocked by the mountains to the west, so Death Valley is extremely arid.
• It is the lowest, hottest, and the driest portion of North America, noted for its extremes of temperature and aridity.  

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