The Dust Bowl Years and Ringo Lake

Aerial photo taken in 1938

Detailed image (4 Mb)

The same view today

The presence of water is not always a constant.
During the 1930's, known as the dust bowl years, many lakes dried up including Ringo.
When the rains returned in the 1940's, so did the lakes. Could it happen again?

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This page was updated 4-15-2012