Historic jail exposed as California lake levels drop

PINE FLAT LAKE, Calif. -- A long submerged piece of history is now exposed because of the ongoing drought in California. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said these images are the remains of an old jail which was once part of the Trimmer Springs community. The area was known as a popular vacation spot in the late 1800s.



Tom Ehrke with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said this year's levels at the dam are about 11% of capacity but they aren't the lowest on record. He believes that's partly because of the recent unexpected weather.

"Up in the high country we are getting some late summer storms and that's keeping our inflow a little higher than it would normally be and so right now we are leveling out and the lake is not dropping anymore," added Ehrke.

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