Nevada County, CA — It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is constantly in need of more and more data storage. And as it turns out, the folks at’s cloud business Amazon Web Services, or AWS, had the perfect solution: turn Scotts Flat Lake in Nevada County into a cloud data lake.

A cloud data lake is a central repository that allows you to store all your structured and unstructured data at any scale. You can store your data as-is without having first to structure the data and run different types of analytics—from dashboards and visualizations to big data processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).

At first, people were skeptical. How could a lake possibly store all that data? But the folks at AWS were determined to prove them wrong.

They started by draining the lake and installing rows upon rows of servers and storage units. Then, they hooked everything up to the internet, and voila! Scott’s Flat Lake was transformed into a state-of-the-art data storage facility.

But the fun didn’t stop there. Amazon decided to get creative and give their new data lake a little personality. They installed giant screens that displayed funny memes and GIFs, and they even set up a bar and grill where techies could grab a bite to eat while they uploaded and downloaded data.

And the best part? They even put in a water slide, so you could cool off after a long day of working with all that data.

So if you’re ever in Nevada County and need some extra storage space, head on over to Scott’s Flat Lake, it’s not just a lake anymore – it’s a cloud data paradise!