Tracks lead across the snowy landscape to where the town of Iola used to be. Iola was destroyed by the rising waters of Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison when the Gunnison River was dammed in 1966. The drought of 2018 lowered the reservoir's water enough to uncover what's left of the ranch town. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Drought has revealed for the first time a Colorado town flooded to build a reservoir. And scientists expect to see it again.

All of the town of Iola has been revealed for the first time since it was inundated in 1966, but water experts say they expect it to happen again and again as the effects of climate change worsen

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