Sunset over an irrigation pond filled via adjacent wells near Alpaugh. Most of the former Tulare Lake is farmed or lies fallow when water is not available.
Sunset over an irrigation pond filled via adjacent wells near Alpaugh. Most of the former Tulare Lake is farmed or lies fallow when water is not available.
Sunset over an irrigation pond filled via adjacent wells near Alpaugh. Most of the former Tulare Lake is farmed or lies fallow when water is not available.

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March 12, 2017 3:55 PM

How the ‘phantom’ Tulare Lake was destroyed by dams

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .