A Severe Drought In Mexico Is Causing Ancient Churches To Rise From The Dead
While we’re still a few months away from summer, that doesn’t mean that the drought in North America has gone away. In fact, by some estimations, it’s worse than ever.
It’s starting to have some very unexpected effects, especially in parts of Mexico. The prolonged dry spell is causing ancient churches to rise from the dead.
The latest side effect of the drought has to do with this 16th-century church that normally resides at the bottom of a reservoir that was created by the Benito Juarez Dam in 1962. Because water levels in the reservoir are now 40 percent lower, the structure has reappeared.
South of the Benito Juarez Dam, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, is another submerged church that’s made its way back to the surface. It’s the Temple of Santiago, also known as the Temple of Quechula.
— Gray (@grayle) October 19, 2015
The severe drought also caused the water level at the Nezahualcoyotl Reservoir to drop more than 80 feet, revealing the remains of this 16th-century church.
While it’s not a good sign that water levels are so low, local fishermen are making the best of the situation by ferrying tourists to see these structures.
Low water levels in a reservoir in Chiapas, Mexico, have revealed the ruins of the 16th century Temple of Santiago. pic.twitter.com/rxdEp4BLoJ
— Besho (@be_sh_oy) October 18, 2015
The happy faces of tourists are eerie when juxtaposed with the awful implications of these issues.
(via Coast To Coast AM)
Well, that’s a beautifully disturbing phenomenon. While this year’s rainy season should temporarily help with the drought, I doubt that it will have any lasting impact.
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