Riffe Lake diving?

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Riffe Lake diving?

Post by BASSMAN » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:23 pm

Does anyone have information on diving Riffe Lake, mossyRock, aprox 90 miles south of Tacoma?

I recently heard that when they built athe dam to create Riffe Lake, three towns were flodded and there is some or at least one building intact, A gas station with pumps and all that people can dive on.

After a brief search of the internet I have come up with nothing supporting this claim.

is there any info out there?
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Post by Chris » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:28 am

Wow, I hope this is true! That sounds awesome.

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Post by Chris » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:33 am

http://dogssaloon.50megs.com/riffe_lake ... y_2001.htm

This could be useful in the theory... or shall I say truth that the town is still "underwater" :prayer:

"These two pictures are taken near the old Road that leads to the town of Riffe which is Still underwater."

Found that at the bottom of the linked page.

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http://dogssaloon.50megs.com/

"Kosmos is Underwater as of Sept 24th 2004"

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Post by Chris » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:46 am

Check out Alder Lake as well... it's at a higher altitude of 1198ft. But looks like a lot of the time its underwater.

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Post by BUZO71 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:26 pm

wow, I'd be up for that trip! :supz:
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Post by Cera » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:09 pm

I have been by the lake many times, but never heard of such fun diving. I have asked around but no one seems to know anything about it.
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Post by Seth T. » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:40 pm

That would be an awesome trip. Keep me updated. \:D/
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Post by Sea of Green » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:17 pm

I can say with a fair amount of certainty that there is indeed a town under the waters of Riffe Lake. I had heard about it even before I was a diver and it was confirmed by my Dad after I started diving. He lived in Mossy Rock after he retired and also said he and his dad (my grandfather) used to pass through the town on occassion (we're talking about 1930s-40s).

Now whether it's a good dive site, I don't know. I remember exploring possible entry points from shore and saw nothing but snags and entanglement hazards. But I only scouted it out once and didn't spend a lot of time doing it, and that was around the mid 90s when Pa was still around. I have not been there since.

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Post by Penopolypants » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:08 pm

Oddly enough, Riffe Lake was mentioned today in The Straight Dope, along with other underwater towns.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/070921.html

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