In Wales, a heat wave reveals a 19th century village that was submerged under water

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) - Unlike the lost city of Atlantis, when this 19th-century Welsh village was submerged, it only required drought to resurrect.


Lake Ferney, a reservoir in Boise, has evaporated enough to reveal traces of Llanwddyn.


The remains of the village last appeared during the drought that hit the area in 1976, according to local media reports.



Lake Ferney has evaporated enough to reveal traces of Llanwddyn.

, plain_textCredit: Phil Blagg Photography After weeks of record-breaking temperatures across the UK, Lake Ferney has become one of many rivers and reservoirs whose waters have shrunk.


According to the UK Met Office, Wales saw record temperatures on July 18 in the northeastern county of Flintshire, reaching 37.1 degrees Celsius (98.8 degrees Fahrenheit), about 72 kilometers from Ferney Lake.


The ruins included the remains of roads and homes.

, plain_textCredit: Phil Blagg Photography Parts of the village began appearing a week ago, but he waited until the last moment before rain to document the ruins when the water was at its lowest, photographer Phil Blagg told CNN Tuesday.


Plagg, who has lived in central Wales for 28 years and has visited the lake several times, documented the photos on Saturday. "The most amazing thing I saw was the bridge over the road that goes over the stream in the village," he said.



In the 19th century, the village was flooded, and he said: “After 140 years, you can see it again, and it looks almost as it was at that time,” adding that “the pillars of the gates are still in place, along with parts of the houses, and the village walls.”


Fernie Lake was the largest artificial reservoir in Europe when its construction was completed in 1891, 10 years after its implementation, in order to supply the city of Liverpool in northern England with fresh water.


When the Ferney River Valley was closed to build a dam to restrict the flow of the river, the village of Lanudin, including the church cemetery, was moved before the previous village was flooded.

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