View Full Version : Submerged Ghost Towns

01-28-2014, 08:59 AM
Hey, with the low amount of rain that we're having right now, lakes are at an all time low in Oregon and Washington.

I've heard that Detroit is visible at Detroit Lake, and am assuming Dorena and Copperfield maybe visible. All of these are in Oregon. Does anyone known of any other potential cities in Washington, Idaho, or Northern Nevada and Northern California that were submerged at one time and may be visible now?

01-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Can not add anything new, but like to see more added for the area, think it would be just cool to see and/or explore.

El Burro Camaro
01-28-2014, 10:11 AM
St. Thomas in Clark County, Nevada is a good one. The town has resurfaced since Lake Mead has lowered so much the last couple decades.

Dave A
02-02-2014, 05:06 PM
The town of Mormon Island is now partially above water in Folsom Lake to the NE of Sacramento. I have heard that what is now visible are more recent structures built in the 1930's and 40's and the older structures from the 1800's are still submerged. Given our drought, we may yet see the entire town.

12-22-2014, 10:56 AM
There is a whole town under Crab Orchard Lake at Carbondale Illinois. When the dam was built to make the lake it flooded the town. Diving Class at Southern Illinois University explores the town all the time. Town is easy to find, follow old 2 lane highway that goes into the lake. Road goes straight across the lake comes up on other side. Town is about 1/2 way across the lake.

01-31-2015, 07:12 PM
Apparently the town of Detroit Oregon is still way under water even at lowest tide. The ruins I found are apparently left over from the construction camp for the dam.

Detroit Oregon (http://pnwphotoblog.com/detroit-oregons-underwater-ghost-town-coe/)