Back in the 1920s, the lakeside town of Epecuén in Argentina was a tourist hot spot. People came from all over the country to enjoy its lake’s revitalizing waters. Sadly, in 1985, a seiche (standing wave) flooded the town and broke a nearby dam protecting it. The tides began to rise, and the town was submerged at the bottom of the lake. Although residents had enough time to escape the flooding, it was completely devastating and people lost everything.
Before the flooding, Epecuen was a huge tourist attraction with hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, playgrounds, and schools.