Extreme drought in California have baffling consequences.
Ghost gold rush town Mormon Island emerges from dried Folsom Lake! WOW!
Record Driest Year in California! Since 1955, a town known as Mormon Island is submerged under the Folsom Lake in California. The area was intentionally flooded in 1955 to create Folsom Lake.
But now, the level of water has dropped so much, that some of the house foundations of this small gold rush city re-appeared, or better said, re-surfaced.
As the name implies, Mormon Island was a Mormon settlement on a sandbar along the American River in gold rush days. During mining days, the community reached up to 2,500 people, had four hotels, a school and seven saloons to entertain miners.
Stone walls from the foundation of some of the outer-lying areas have been revealed by the shrinking lake.