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POSTCARD: DROWNED TOWNS EVERYWHERE


My fictional town of Cascade, in my novel of the same name, faces drowning. What’s not fiction is that flooded towns happened everywhere, all over this country—Florida, California, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas. And they happened all over the world. There’s a lake in Italy, Lago di Vagli, that is actually a hydroelectric dam. In the forties, water authorities flooded a stone village, and every ten years, when the lake is emptied for maintenance, the village emerges from the water like a ghost.

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One Response to POSTCARD: DROWNED TOWNS EVERYWHERE

  • Linda says:

    Rather amazing to see pictured, I wonder how long it takes for the lake to drop, slowly allowing the village to seem to rise. I know very little about your subject of flooded/drowned towns; when I was a child in West Virginia, I remember an area of farmland flooded when a dam was built. I feel sure that some homes and other buildings, most likely wooden frame, were deserted and submerged. This little village of stone has surely stood the test of time. Thanks for a very interesting postcard!

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