Lake Delhi in Iowa vanishes in hours

July 26th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Iowa, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The almost ninety-year-old Lake Delhi at Iowa was gone within hours when a devastating flood receded.

Local residents who use the lake as a summer entertainment spot say they were shocked when they woke up the next day to find that the lake was almost empty in the morning. They estimated that the lake disappeared at a rate of six inches per minute, enough to destroy the lake that was built in the 1920’s.

The lake, which is privately owned, broke down after under pressure from rushing waters after heavy rains.

However residents are counting on the federal government to consider reconstructing the lake for them. But analysts say that because most of the properties at the flood prone area are vacation homes, the lake and the neighboring area might not qualify to be rebuilt with government money. But local residents, who have not known any other summer location are determined to press the federal government to consider rebuilding the dam.

The dam for decades served as the only source of summer entertainment for those inhabitants of Iowa who reside where the dam is located. The lake was a massive nine-mile-long water body.

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