An unusual phenomenon has taken hold in a small Florida region. It would appear that a large sinkhole is causing a lake, which has a housing development around its perimeter, to disappear at a rate of six to eight inches per day.
The residents were hoping that the sinkhole would fill itself before the lake ultimately vanishes, but that now appears unlikely. Other options, including building a dam, do not appear to be viable.
The state says that while they own the lake's bottom, it is up to the homeowner's associations to address the sinkhole. Unfortunately, residents believe the rapid rate of drainage leaves insufficient time to build a dam.