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Drought reveals long-submerged world at Lake Camanche

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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 am

California’s long-lasting drought lowered water levels in Camanche Reservoir to 36 percent on May 31.

In the man-made lake’s South Shore, large portions of the lakebed have been uncovered, revealing the stumps of old trees and rusting metal pipes, cables and debris, though the towns of Camanche, Poverty Bar and Lancha Plana are still underwater.

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  • Thomas Heuer posted at 9:42 am on Fri, Jun 13, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1671

    I remember driving on the reservoir bottom with my dad and grandfather before it was filled with water. I was just a kid and didn't really understand that a whole towns would be submerged. Even then I thought, shouldn't they clean up the debris first? It was amazing to see in a familiar country landscape outside of Clements the huge mounds of dirt looming along the roadside that would be containg the water for the future resevoir. It was years later that I went to the reservoir for recreational purposes. That's when I could fully comprehend the massive project.



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