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Drained Lake in Washington Shows Eerie Landscape of Underwater Forests and Lost Gear [PICS]

A drained lake in Washington near the city of Seattle takes on an eerie alien landscape not usually visible to the naked eye.

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Lake Tapps, near the border of King and Pierce Counties in Washington, was drained earlier this year as part of a project to repair the lake’s aging dam. What was found was an unusual array of hidden ancient forests and one turn-of-the-century train trestle.

Lake Tapps was built in 1911 as an energy project for Puget Sound Energy. It stopped producing electricity in 2009 and is now owned by Cascade Water Alliance.

Though refilled now, the homes dotting the shoreline appeared, for a time, as chalets on a mountainside.

The difficult issue was the plethora of manmade junk and waste exposed for all to see including beer cans, plastic cups, cassette tapes, tires, shoes, chairs, a CD, and one outboard motor.

Check out the slideshow of the bottom of this lake. 

All photos via Seattle PI

Much of what was found appeared to be the dregs of humanity.

Somebody is missing their Sammy Hagar cassette.

Though reports of an old train in the lake were unfounded, at least one engine was discovered.

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