The Atlas of Drowned Towns is an effort to recover and interpret the histories of places lost to “river development projects” — large dams.
Explore the directory and map of drowned towns, find out more about the project and the next version of the Atlas, learn more about displaced communities, and share what you know or want to discover about these lost places!
Emphasizes the perspectives and experiences of displaced people and their descendants.
Provides a platform by which to navigate between and make sense of the histories of these diverse communities.
Seeks to work with local historical societies, Tribal governments, federal agencies, private companies, and other interested scholars and students.
Encompasses the myriad kinds of homes displaced and disappeared by reservoirs, from incorporated towns to unincorporated villages to Tribal homelands and isolated farms and villages.
Provides ways to compare, contrast, and learn from the diverse processes and experiences of displacement.
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