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Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.65

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    yearly, rainfall, stranded, elevation, lowest, wildflowers, actually, level, name, group, however, order, member, during, extreme, winds
     content words:    Death Valley, Death Valley National Park, United States, Badwater Basin, Telescope Peak


Death Valley National Park
By Meg Leonard
  

1     Death Valley got its name from pioneers. A group was stranded in this area during the winter of 1849-1850. They all thought they would die in this valley. They were rescued by two scouts from their group. As far as anyone knows, only one member of the group actually died in Death Valley. Still, the name stuck. Today this area is a national park. Death Valley National Park is in two states, California and Nevada.
 
2     Death Valley has many extremes. It has some of the most extreme weather on the planet Earth. The average yearly rainfall is less than two inches. In some years, no rain has fallen at all! The temperatures in summer can reach more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It can stay this hot for many days in a row. The elevation is also extreme. Parts of Death Valley are below sea level. The lowest point in the United States is in Death Valley. It is 282 feet below sea .....
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