From USA Today: No true desert climate exists in Honduras, a country in the tropical Central American isthmus. Yet, after Hurricane Mitch caused massive flooding and scoured the earth in 1998, an artificial “desert” was created in the pastures and fields along the Choluteca River on the country’s dry, Pacific coastal plains. Massive flooding caused by Mitch tore away topsoil, uprooted trees and moved cubic miles of sand into the area. The small amounts of annual rainfall in this part of Honduras means that this area could eventually evolve into an actual desert absent human intervention
Psalm 107:33-42 (ESV)
33 He turns rivers into a desert,
springs of water into thirsty ground,
34 a fruitful land into a salty waste,
because of the evil of its inhabitants.
Lord, send the Helper to the residents along the Choluteca River to convict them concerning sin and righteousness and judgment. (John 16:8)
35 He turns a desert into pools of water,
a parched land into springs of water.
36 And there he lets the hungry dwell,
and they establish a city to live in;
37 they sow fields and plant vineyards
and get a fruitful yield.
38 By his blessing they multiply greatly,
and he does not let their livestock diminish.
May it be so in the Choluteca River “desert.”
39 When they are diminished and brought low
through oppression, evil, and sorrow,
40 he pours contempt on princes
and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
Pour contempt on any demonic princes along the Choluteca River.
41 but he raises up the needy out of affliction
and makes their families like flocks.
42 The upright see it and are glad,
and all wickedness shuts its mouth.