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How do People Drown in the Desert? August 13, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ducks, Gardening.

I’ve lived in the desert all my life and I’ve never seen anything like this.

Hat tip to my red-headed friend-from-childhood, David.
He lives in the desert also.


1. Retired Geezer - August 13, 2013

I understand that this came through southern Utah, near St. George.

2. thirdnews - August 13, 2013

Really cool! The debry appears to roll under itself it a sand belt pattern -I’d be interested in understanding this further -I wonder if anyone has thought to geotag to study this movement

3. geoff - August 13, 2013

It’s just a drag phenomenon. The debris increases the effective viscosity of the flow, so the increased drag at the solid/liquid interface of the desert floor slows the bottom flow so that the upper flow overtakes it. Until it becomes the bottom flow.

thirdnews - August 13, 2013

Are you telling me that I should have paid attention in science class? When the hell was I going to put on my makeup then? 😉

4. thirdnews - August 18, 2013

In future, you need to break it up, in at least 2 places -preferably attaching the numbers in sentences124 – like that!

I promise not to stalk you T 😉

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