Drought discoveries: surprising things uncovered by dropping water levels

From ghost towns to active bombs, and much worse...

Stars Insider

21/09/22 | StarsInsider

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The summer of 2022 has seen record-breaking heat waves and severe droughts wreak havoc across the globe. Every continent is feeling the effects of climate change this year, more than any other year in history. For instance, unprecedented water shortages have seen the implementation of strict drought rules in many Western US states as the country struggles to meet demands with a rapidly dwindling water supply. Nevada's Lake Mead has been in the headlines on an almost monthly basis due to the bizarre and grim discoveries exposed by dropping water levels, but it's not the only spot to offer up fascinating and terrifying treasures. Rivers, lakes, and reservoirs all over the world are pulling back to reveal ancient sites and forgotten pieces of history, some that were likely never meant to be found.

Intrigued? Click through this gallery to see some of the most interesting and disturbing discoveries made due to dropping water levels and severe droughts.

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