A Ghost Town in Argentina has Reemerged after a 30-Year Flood

In 1985, a tourist village in Argentina named Villa Epecuén was flooded by a salty lake that broke through a dam. Now, 30 years after the town flooded, Villa Epecuén has reemerged and people cannot get enough of the Argentine ghost town. Who wants to take a trip?

Here you can see Villa Epecuén before and after the flood.

The flooded city was once a tourist resort town. It had a railroad that made it easier to travel there.


After years of unusually heavy rainfall around the area, Lago Epecuén broke a natural dam and slowly flooded the town.

The water first started to recede slowly in 2009.

Now, the city is almost completely dried out and people are exploring the modern ghost town that was once full of life.

People are using the ghost town for photo shoots…


…and epic day trips with amazing photos.


The town now resembles a post-apocalyptic landscape.

Credit: @gulf_news / Twitter

It’s kind of like looking at a war zone with all the damage and decay to the buildings and trees.

Now, that the village has resurfaced, it has returned to being a tourist destination.

Credit: @saludyecologia / Twitter

For a completely different reason, but what ever works, right?

Official placards are set throughout the village telling the story of the flood.

But there is one man who calls it home. Meet Pablo Novak.

20 years later, when the town was still flooded Novak moved back and enjoyed the town, even finding an old bottle of whiskey he decided to drink.

“I thought they were going to rebuild the town, considering its fame, but no one got the motivation to do so,” Novak told CNN.

Who wants to visit Lago Epecuén to check this out? Share this story with your friends and let the road trip begin!

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