Posted by: pyeager | November 26, 2011

Drought Uncovers Town Last Seen in 1937

By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities

The ongoing devastating Texas drought has had one interesting side effect: the appearance of the remnants of an old ghost town, Bluffton, that was flooded in 1937 when a dam resulted in the creation of Lake Buchanan.

The lake is only receiving 10% of its normal water, and the water level is down an astonishing 32 feet. Even when the rain normal or above-normal rainfall returns, it will take years for the lake to return.

Foundations and even a graveyard have been revealed by the drought, and more information can be found on Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

Texas drought conditions

 

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