Luxury homes around a Wisconsin lake were torn apart after heavy rain cut a channel through an earthen dam and drained the water. Lake Delton is a tourist center, and businesses that depend on it face ruin, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The region was one of several pummeled by days of heavy rains that have caused widespread flooding in three states.
"Right now there is no lake. It's simply a channel flowing from here to the Wisconsin River," said a businessman who rents boats on the lake. "I would not anticipate Lake Delton being here this summer." (Read more Lake Delton stories.)