# Launch site?

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#### DavRedf

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I wonder if someone pinched the lake to make a launch site.

Found on MSN.

WILDWOOD, Mo. - To folks around Wildwood, it is nothing but freaky: an entire 23-acre lake vanished in a matter of days, as if someone pulled the plug on a bathtub.
Lake Chesterfield went down a sinkhole this week, leaving homeowners in this affluent St. Louis suburb wondering if their property values disappeared along with their lakeside views.
Its real creepy, said Donna Ripp, who lives near what had been Lake Chesterfield. That lake was 23 acres  no small lake. And to wake up one morning, drive by and its gone?
What once was an oasis for waterfowl and sailboats was nothing but a muddy, cracked pit outlined by rotting fish.
Its disheartening, getting out on your deck and seeing this, he said as he stood next to wife, Betty, and the lakeside condominium they bought in 1996 for its view. One day its a beautiful lake, and now, bingo, its gone.

David

#### Stones

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Wow, 23 acres of water "disappearing" must make a heck of a sucking sound going down the hole.

#### KermieD

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Not as bad as the sucking sound of the sinking property values!!

#### gothique_97

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Blame it on the limestone.

#### Chr$##### Well-Known Member Maybe they cleared the lake to build a Wal mart. #### wwattles ##### Well-Known Member Kinda makes you wonder where all that water goes once it's down that hole. Does it disappear into the water table, just to be joined into the rest of the world's water? Or does it end up in underground channels where it will pop up as a sudden spring in some poor kid's sandbox? Maybe it sprung up in some farmer's field that doubled as a launch site? The whole thing just has so much of a Warner Bros. feel to it, ya know? WW #### DavRedf ##### Well-Known Member Originally posted by Chr$
Maybe they cleared the lake to build a Wal mart.
Now now dont be cynical.

You could be right though.

#### gothique_97

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Originally posted by wwattles
Kinda makes you wonder where all that water goes once it's down that hole. Does it disappear into the water table, just to be joined into the rest of the world's water? Or does it end up in underground channels where it will pop up as a sudden spring in some poor kid's sandbox?
It returns to the water table where it has the potential to emerge as a spring somewhere. Until then its flooding the cave underneath the former lake.