In 2015 This Lake In Oregon Dried Up And Revealed The Relics Of What Once Was Old Detroit

Image: Dave Zahn via Statesman Journal

It’s 2015, and America’s western coast is in the grip of a severe drought that’s being felt far and wide. Over in Marion County, Oregon, for example, Detroit Lake is the lowest that it has ever been. And yet as the reservoir slowly dries up, the waters recede to reveal a stunning sight. Rising from the lake are the relics of an old railroad town – one that’s been hidden from sight for over 60 years.

Located in the famously picturesque area of America known as the Pacific Northwest, Oregon is renowned for its magnificent landscapes. From the state’s golden, sandy beaches to the lush, green expanses of its parks, this is a place that delights millions of visitors every year.

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