The cascades are a popular tourist site in the Middle Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, 150 kilometers northeast of Marrakech.
Rabat – After days of heavy rainfall throughout Morocco, the Ouzoud Falls are bursting their banks. The popular tourist site in the Middle Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, 150 kilometers northeast of Marrakech, experienced fierce flooding on Thursday, December 5.
Video footage from the site shows massive torrents of muddy water flowing at a rapid pace over the edge of the cascade. Structures near the waterfall’s crest appear to have sustained damage from the flooding.
While flooding in this region is not particularly common, this is not the first time Ouzoud Falls have overflowed. In November 2014, a wave of unprecedented heavy rainfall affected many regions of southern Morocco. The weather wreaked havoc on Tanaghmeilt and its famous cascades, where tourists often enjoy boat tours.