City exposed after nearly 50 years underwater

Posted: 07/26/2012 in all marine news

Holly Campbell – 

If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime summer activity, visiting a city that has been under water for nearly 50 years may be for you.

Four cities now sit at the bottom of the Salamonie reservoir located just 45 minutes southwest of Fort Wayne in Huntington County.

Because of the drought, one of those four cities is now revealed.

The Salamonie reservoir was created in 1967. In order to create the reservoir, four cities had to be flooded and, due to the lack of rain this year, one of those cities is exposed.

Assistant Manager of Salamonie reservoir Wayne Ley said people have been coming to what used to be Monument City, and have found artifacts from the past.

“They’ve found old door knobs, different things you could find around a house, maybe a coin or two,” Wayne Ley said.

Foundations of houses, roads, and even the building blocks of an old school house can now be seen.

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