06/14/2004: But I know it's here somewhere....
Current front runner for "weirdest headline I've read today": Lake vanishes in suburban St. Louis
WILDWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- A lake in this St. Louis suburb has disappeared.
Millions of gallons of water vanished into a sinkhole at the bottom of the 23-acre lake during just a few days this week.
Water in the man-made lake began draining rapidly last weekend. By midweek, the lake was gone, leaving behind a big, muddy indentation with a 50-foot crack.
A geologist inspected the lake bed and said water built up from recent thunderstorms likely caused the sinkhole. Water flowed underground to an aboveground spring four miles away, he said.
Len on 06.14.04 @ 12:53 PM CST