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Low Lake Levels Lead to Historic Find

Posted August 29, 2007 8:41 a.m. EDT

The ongoing drought may have led to a historic find in Falls Lake. Lower water levels revealed the foundations of several buildings thought to be part of a plantation from the early 1800s.

A class project at the North Carolina School of Science and Math led to the discovery. Now, students from the school get to help with the archeological study.

The students are combing the ruins looking for anything that might give some insight into the time period.

"It's a lot of work. It's very nice to be able to get out here to do something hands-on. I'm finding it a very relaxing and interesting experience," said student Natalia Chodelski.

If the site is deemed to be significant, the Army Corps of Engineers may have to protect it when the waters rise.