Tuesday February 27, 2024


California’s phantom Lake Tulare has now disappeared.

Despite recent heavy rainfall across the state, the lake’s water has receded and vanished once again, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Tulare Lake, dubbed the “ghost lake,” reemerged last year in the San Joaquin Valley after a series of intense atmospheric rivers that brought heavy rain and record levels of snowpack to the region. The original lake disappeared 80 years ago when water was diverted, and the land was repurposed for agricultural activities. Before then, the lake, which used to be fed by water from the Sierra Nevada, was the largest freshwater lake in the West.

The water began receding earlier this month.

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