9 June 2015 XXXVIII
Khamsin Molossia News

On 9 June 2015 XXXVIII a tropical moisture plume moved over the Great Basin Desert in which Molossia lies, producing heavy rain, hail and wind. The sudden, heavy rain quickly saturated the dry desert soil producing conditions ripe for flash flooding. In short order the desert washes were filled with torrents of muddy water, carrying along sand and rocks and digging deep furrows in the ground. In Molossia the water flooded across the land, creating numerous streams where there had been none before and scouring deeper the existing washes. A river developed along the border with the U.S. and also along Alphonse Simms Circle in front of Government House. Most unprecedented though was the raging flood that filled Ghost River, a normally dry wash directly behind the Tower of the Winds. This was the first time in the 17 years that Molossia has called this area home that water has been seen in the wash, hence the name "Ghost River". The waters were just passing through our nation, however, on their way downhill toward the nearby Dayton Valley. There the desert flats became a huge lakebed, and flooding menaced homes and blocked roads. Finally, after an hour-long downpour, the rain abated and the waters slowly receded. Soon, the desert will be dry again, but the memory of this deluge will not be forgotten as quickly.

Another River, On The Border.

Ghost River, Usually Dry.

Ghost River, Near Helicopter Rock.

Ghost River, Looking Upstream.

Ghost River, Near The Tower Of The Winds.

Ghost River Waterfall.

A Formerly Dry Creek In America.

Flooding In Front Of Government House.

River In Alphonse Simms Circle.

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