When a sunken town emerges from the bottom of a lake, you know you’ve got a problem of Biblical proportions.
Monument City, Indiana sunk like Atlantis in 1967, as part of the creation of a reservoir. But after weeks of relentless drought, the reservoir level is so low that the forgotten town is now above water.
Low rainfall in Illinois means a sharp rise in global food prices, and no one understands this better than Illinoisans, as Latitude News learned when visiting Champaign, Illinois this week. We asked Sand-hillers to share their thoughts on the local drought that’s causing a global problem.
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting worked with Latitude News last week to help produce this story. Read more on Latitude News.