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Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water

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Epecuen was once a bustling little lakeside resort, where 1,500 people served 20,000 tourists a season. During Argentina's golden age, the same trains that carried grain to the outside world brought visitors from the capital to relax in Epecuen's saltwater baths and spas. The saltwater lake was particularly attractive because it has 10 times more salt than the ocean, making the water buoyant. Tourists, especially people from Buenos Aires' large Jewish community, enjoyed floating in water that reminded them of the Dead Sea in the Middle East. Then a particularly heavy rainstorm followed a series of wet winters, and the lake overflowed its banks on Nov. 10, 1985. Water burst through a retaining wall and spilled into the lakeside streets. People fled with what they could, and within days their homes were submerged under nearly 10 meters (33 feet) of corrosive saltwater.


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jimbeam
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
Wow


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iluvdatiger
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
link to full article?


redstick13
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
That's really amazing.


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jmarto1
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
Added. Not used to people reading past one or two paragraphs here.


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shutterspeed
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
Poor trees.


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Popcorn
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
Goddamn.

What caused the water to recede?


Aftershock
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
Very cool


UltimateHog
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redstick13
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
That reminds me a lot of Huambo Angola.


UltimateHog
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ladytiger118
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
What if the others live there now?


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Funky Tide 8
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
Crazy.


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Jim Rockford
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
There are some places like that under Toledo Bend.


Dandy Lion
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
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Huambo

great place. cumprimentos.

Maís, Huambo nao tem uma coisa asim.
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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
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There are some places like that under Toledo Bend.



Some towns like St. Thomas in the Lake Mead area have resurfaced as well. Ghost towns that were once underwater.


mt1
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
Great setting for a post-apocalyptic movie.


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jmarto1
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
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Some towns like St. Thomas in the Lake Mead area have resurfaced as well. Ghost towns that were once underwater.


When I lived in Vegas there was a real interesting documentary about the towns that were flooded for Hoover Dam. The trees and houses used to stick up out of the water all of the time. We'd fish around the houses since they made natural reefs.

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The white line is where the water level used to be. It is a little better than it used to be but this is still pretty bad.


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
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What caused the water to recede?


Obama. He promised to lower the seas. Another promise kept!


fishfighter
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re: Ghost town resurfaces after 25 years under water
Looks like the 9th ward down in New Orleans after Katrina.


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