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    Default New here, just uploaded 3 photos of Alma, CA

    Alma, CA is usually buried under 50ft of water in Lexington Resevoiur, California, They have drained the resevoiur to 7% capacity deal with a shellfish problem. I took the opprotunity to get some photos of the town. They did'nt leave much, some foundations, the main highway (then), a bridge and the berm for the narrow guage railway are all thats left that was above water while I was there.

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    Cool! Post some pictures!!
    Crazy girl Photographing Ghost Towns! Great Success!!!

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    I uploaded them to the webpage, hopefully they will appear soon

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    I lived in the San Jose area from '69-'84 and never got to see Lextington drained. Some pics will be great. Thanks

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    Born and raised in San Jose (1951 to 1973) and was very familar with Lexington Resevoiur as the family drove past it on Highway 17 on our way to a my mother's cousin's cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains. Never knew there were towns under the water. Where do I go to see the pictures?
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    well I was going to wait till they where posted with the artical, but here you go

    This is the bridge, probably the most intact structure left


    road crossing what I think is the narrow gauge railway berm, also a stairstepped structure ( foreground ), not sure what it is. Also a larger foundation behind the berm


    several partially buried foundations, one concrete (right) and one out of natrual rock (far left )

    just keep in mind usually this is in very deep water. The road cones are to keep equipment driving on the lakebed from running into the larger obstructions. Also there is still quite a bit of water left, so more is probably buried tword the center of the lake.
    Last edited by grey3000; 07-30-2008 at 08:27 AM.

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