Twenty-three-acre Lake Disappears Into Sinkhole

Water buildup from recent thunderstorms causes a sinkhole under man-made Lake Chesterfield.
June 12, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Nearby residents say the water in the man-made lake began draining rapidly last weekend. By Wednesday afternoon, the lake had vanished, revealing a squishy, muddy basin and a 50-foot-wide crack in the lake's northern end. When full, the lake had an average depth of 7 to 10 feet.

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Friday, June 11, 2004 in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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