Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A Town that was Submerged for 25 Yrs. Resurfaces

 From Amusing Planet:
"Back in the 1920s, a tourist village named Villa Epecuen was established along the shore of Lago Epecuen, a salt lake some 600 kilometers southwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lago Epecuen is like most other mountain lakes, except for one important difference. It has salt levels second only to the Dead Sea, and ten times higher than any ocean."
Before the flood, the town was home to 5000 people, but in the 1980s, torrential rains inundated the area, swelled the lake, burst the dam, and flooded the town. Now, that the climate has turned to drought conditions, the opposite is occurring.

Villa Epecuen's current population: 1.

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