Rattlesnake Lake, covering what was Moncton, Washington.
The flooding was the natural but unforeseen outcome of the government building a dam above an adjacent lake.
Story and historical flooding photos
Visit the Cedar River Watershed visitors' center at Rattlesnake Lake.
I'd never heard of Moncton; eerie to think of our own little freshwater Atlantis, here in the Pacific Northwest!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful place but the name gives me chills. Happy TT!ReplyDelete
will have to check out that link...it sounds a sad tale to go with a wonderful pic...happy tt!ReplyDelete
i'm such a cynic when it comes to what the gov't does, i am not convinced that they didn't know beforehand.ReplyDelete
in other words, i bet they knew!
HAUNTNG PHOTOGRAPH. I WILL GO EDUCATE MYSELF ON THIS. -JReplyDelete
I agree with Everday Goddess. I bet they knew, too.ReplyDelete
How sad! But it did make a beautiful, stark photo.
Fabulous photograph - and thanks for the link - as a lover of local history (wherever that locality might be) HistoryLink.org is a most useful find.ReplyDelete
picture gorgeous/ the devastation sadReplyDelete