Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lake Chesterfield at Dusk

Lake Chesterfield at dusk, in Wildwood, Missouri, USA

A lake, in Wildwood, Missouri, taken tonight during dusk.

2 comments:

  1. Isn't this the lake that vanished in 2004? How was it restored? Is it the same size as before?

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  2. I'd forgotten about that incident. I've been long interested in geology, and even took a photo of this drained lake, although I think I deleted the photo.

    The Ozarks region is largely made of porous rock, and there are several caves and springs nearby. After a heavy rain, a sink hole formed in the bottom of the lake, and it quickly drained into the caves below. The water exited from a spring, about four miles away.

    It cost a lot of money to repair the lake bottom, but as this is a legally mandatory storm water retention pond, there really was no choice.

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