bumps in the road
"In many previous years, precipitation during the winter and spring have wet the land, allowing the crust to reform as the desert dries out. That helps mitigate the human impact from previous years, said Kelly Redmond, a climatologist also at the Desert Research Institute.
But no precipitation has touched the Playa since the last Burning Man, the BLM's Cooper said. That could mean that festival-goers will face trouble traveling around, and if a weather system comes through the area, the dust storms will be severe."
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