Friday, March 12, 2010

Underwater Church in Venezuela Reappears

You might call it an act of God. A severe drought in Venezuela has exposed a church—pictured in 2008 (left) and on February 21, 2010—that had been inundated when a hydroelectric dam was built in 1985.

The 82-foot-tall (25-meter-tall) church and the Andean town of Potosi (see map) were flooded to establish the Uribante-Caparo water reservoir to power the plant, which is currently operating at just 7 percent of its capacity, according to the Reuters service. (Get news on the global water crisis.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like finding hidden treasure--those are great pictures. The bottom one, the way the light is hitting the "church" is beautiful.