World’s Driest Desert Makes Dramatic Change

Known as the world’s driest desert the Atacama Desert sits on a plateau that is approximately 600 miles long on the Pacific coast west of the Andes Mountain.  The title of the driest desert does not include polar deserts.

After some heavy rains recently the Atacama Desert changed its appearance in a most dramatic way.

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Average rainfall per year in the Atacama Desert is approximate 0.6 inches.  The event is called ‘Desert in Bloom’.

Thanks to the recent heavy rainfall a few hundred different plants were able to bloom.

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