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Low lake levels leave plenty of ground for metal detectors to cover

Dry shoreline, once under water, could reveal lost treasures — or lost cellphones and fishing lures — as the drought continues.

BY ROBERT MEDLEY Modified: January 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm •  Published: January 20, 2013
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On a crisp, sunny day on the west side of Lake Hefner, Larry Dobbs walks on what once was water.

His metal detector makes a long beep followed by several short beeps. He’s found something under the soft soil. With a trowel he digs up a 2-ounce lead fishing sinker.

Nearby, Dan Pierce is...
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