THE LOWERING OF THE LEVEL OF THE WATER OF THE LAKE
Lake Hornborga is located between the towns of Skövde, Skara and Falköping in the province of Västergötland. Already 10,000 years ago, the first humans settled on the beautiful lake. It’s easy to understand what attracted them to here. The lake offered good possibilities for fishing and hunting. In addition, it was easy to cultivate the land here.
Over time, cultivation became increasingly important. The farmers adjacent to the lake wanted to protect their lands from flooding plus to have access to more land to grow crops on. Therefore Lake Hornborga and many other lakes around Sweden began to be drained out.
Between the 19th century and the 1930s, the lake was lowered on five separate occasions. In the end, all that remained was an overgrown swamp with a few single reflections of water.