|Posted by Juxobe|
Very sad to hear about this after just exploring a drain myself. If you are unsure about the weather or even if there is a small chance it could rain that day: When it rains, NO DRAINS. Even the best of us take these risks sometimes. I guess we are just the lucky ones. A great photographer has passed. Rest in peace Rebecca
Monitoring the weather conditions when undertaking draining or even exploring in canyons and such is very important. As we see here, the risk came from far away.
In the desert here, it is not uncommon to have flash floods many miles away suddenly sweep through a area.
My mom was in the desert with her uncle in the 80s doing photography, it was a normal day. Suddenly, a sound like a freight train was heard. He immediately yelled at her to run up the hill. They made it even as the water was at their feet.
No, it's not made up. A flash flood in a canyon is not that uncommon in the desert. It's wiped out towns and tourist areas here near lake mead canyons.
There could even be risks of any form of sudden water discharge from a plant, pool drain, etc.
Have fun, but take precautions out there everyone!