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Few People Know There’s An Underwater World Beneath This Famous Nevada Lake

When constructed in the 1930s, Hoover Dam was built to contain the Colorado River and create Lake Mead—the world’s 16th-largest man-made lake in the world. Lake Mead has since amassed its own underwater world full of train tracks, shipwrecks, plane wreckage, cement tunnels, a bus, and a variety of other “treasures.” Take a look at this breathtaking underwater world hiding beneath Lake Mead.

Check out this amazing video of the B29 bomber dive. Other treasures are hiding beneath Lake Mead’s surface. Take a look at this footage of the remains of a PBY-5A plane wreckage from 1949 and the fascinating photographs of Wreck Alley by Steve Fannell of Lake Mead Technical Divers.

From concrete tunnels to train tracks to sunken planes to a downed boat to a lost bus and more, Lake Mead is hiding an underwater world of historical artifacts that provide a glimpse into the state’s illustrious history and tragedies. Who (beside divers) knew of this hidden world underneath the seemingly calm waters of Lake Mead? Have you been on any dives and seen these amazing historical artifacts? Please share your thoughts and comments below.

Natalie Faulk
Natalie Faulk is a southern California-born, Colorado-raised, Las Vegas-based freelance writer, blogger, and the author of several books. In what little spare time she has, Natalie enjoys cooking, movies, comedy, and dancing.