Another ‘Super Bloom’ Expected in San Diego County’s Borrego Springs

Flowers bloom at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in this file photo posted on the park's Facebook page on Jan. 1, 2016.

New Englanders like to brag about the canopy of color that carpets the Northeast in the fall. But when conditions are right, as they appear to be this year, there’s little that rivals the bloom of millions of wildflowers on the floor of the Anza-Borrego desert.

And just like back East, where the hordes take to the road to view the turning of the leaves, visitors from throughout Southern California will come by the thousands to the small desert community of Borrego Springs to witness the so-called super bloom.

But unlike two years ago, when the town was overwhelmed and unprepared for the nearly half-million people who descended on the state’s largest park, officials say this year they are ready to handle the crush of beauty-seeking visitors.

There will be no Flowergeddon 2, they insist, referencing the term used to describe the chaos that erupted the first couple weekends in March 2017, the most spectacular bloom of wildflowers in a decade.

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