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Deadly flash flood in Grand Canyon

Deadly flash flood swept through the Grand Canyon last week, leaving many injured and one dead. | Benji Xie photo.

After an exceptionally dry summer, the Grand Canyon received a heavy amount of rain this past week...enough rain to cause a flash flood. During the hot and dry summer period, the region’s ground is unable to absorb large amounts of water, causing runoff that ultimately floods canyons. Last Wednesday evening, a flood hit the Tatahatso camp on the Colorado River where 30 people were camping during a rafting trip. According to an article by NBC News, the dangerous waters left several people injured and two missing. 

The two missing rafters were soon found by a commercial river trip. Sadly, among the two was 29-year-old Rebecca Copeland, who did not survive. Local officials have responded to the dangers brought by the floods by ordering shelter-in-place warnings, encouraging people to avoid getting caught in the seasonal monsoons. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a declaration of emergency on Friday, providing aid to those affected by the inclement weather. 

Is this an actual photo from the flash flood in Tatahatso Camp on July 15? Where was the photo taken? I was on that trip - that’s why I’m inquiring.

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Local man Liam O’Neill was there, his wife Kristen injured

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