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Super bloom: can this tiny California town avoid another 'flowergeddon'?

Plentiful winter rain and precise conditions have led to a bonanza of spring wildflowers this season. And while that can be a great thing, it also raised fears that Borrego Springs could once again face what locals have dubbed “flowergeddon”, an apocalyptic situation caused by booming visitation.  The last time the region experienced a wildflower bloom was March 2017, when some 200,000 visitors flocked to the super bloom. After the years-long statewide drought, “there was a lot of pent-up excitement”, said Betsy Knaak, the executive director of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, who has lived in the area for four decades.  Read more...



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