Historic Trimmer Springs jail exposed as Pine Flat Lake levels drop

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image kfsn"><span>KFSN</span></div><span class="caption-text">The Fresno County Sheriff&#39;s Office said theses images are the remains of an old jail which was once part of the Trimmer Springs community.</span></div>
As the lake dropped to 11 percent capacity, there is now a piece of exposed history which used to be flooded.

A long submerged piece of Fresno County history is now exposed because of the drought. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said these images are the remains of an old jail which was once part of the Trimmer Springs community. The area was known as a popular vacation spot in the late 1800s.



Tom Ehrke with the U.S. Army Crops of Engineers said this year's levels at the dam are about 11% of capacity but they aren't the lowest on record. He believes that's partly because of the recent unexpected weather.

"Up in the high country we are getting some late summer storms and that's keeping our inflow a little higher than it would normally be and so right now we are leveling out and the lake is not dropping anymore," added Ehrke.

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