The Southern California Edison Company built Shaver Lake for hydroelectric power. This year, SCE drained the lake to repair the dam. When the water receded, historic buildings were revealed. After the dam is repaired, many of these buildings may not be seen for another hundred years.
At 5300 feet, Shaver Lake is often surrounded by snow from November until March. Seeing snow is not unusual. Seeing the rocks exposed and the docks on the ground is once in a lifetime.