What was revealed during the drought?

Prior to Sacramento's 53-day stretch without rain, Folsom Lake looked more like a lake than a lunar landscape and mandatory water cutbacks were a notion reserved for the likes of desert dwellers in Phoenix, Arizona.

However, in the arid spell between days of measurable precipitation, an old town surfaced in a dry lake bed, an historic mine appeared where water once flowed and lawns went from lush green to crispy brown.

Following are a collection of galleries containing images of the results from and discoveries made during California's drought:

A Gold Rush-era town surfaced at the bottom of a very dry Folsom Lake

Scenes around the area resembled those last witnessed in droughts gone by

A collection of unusual treasures were rediscovered on the dry bed of Folsom Lake

The Eagle Shawmut Mine reappeared in the shrinking Lake Don Pedro in Tuolumne County


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