Underwater Village Emerges As Reservoir Is Drained
Oh, this is cool af!
Remnants of an Italian village are now visible after being underwater for more than 70 years.
In 1950, the village of Curon was flooded in order to create a hydroelectric plant now called Lake Resia. The Netflix series “Curon” was inspired by an image of the town’s church bell tower sticking out of the lake. It’s the only visible part of the town.
A village submerged beneath an Italian lake for decades is now peeking above the water's surface.— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 18, 2021
The village of Curon, once home to hundreds of people, was flooded in 1950 to create a hydroelectric plant and has been covered by Lake Resia ever since. https://t.co/BdlRU6Ui7i
Now, officials have to drain the lake to repair leaks on the reservoir. When the repairs are done, the village will be submerged once, again within the next few weeks.