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06/22/2006 10:18 AM ID: 55204 Permalink   

Florida Lake Vanishing

 

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.

 
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  Maybe..  
 
I'm missing something, but, if the state own the lake bottom, shouldn't they be responsible for the problem? The sinkhole would, after all, be in the bottom of the lake. Maybe this article could be listed as an example for the saying 'passing the buck'..
 
  by: StarShadow     06/22/2006 03:08 PM     
  Wow  
 
Want to buy some lake front property? quick quick before it isnt anymore, everyone sell!!!!
 
  by: RoBBoB     06/22/2006 03:17 PM     
  Over Devlopment  
 
This is what happens when you build too many houses
 
  by: thedrewman   06/22/2006 05:07 PM     
  David Copperfield...  
 
...is the number one suspect.
 
  by: RonAwesome   06/22/2006 06:36 PM     
  well  
 
Think of it this way, the state does not own the houses on the lakefront, so they have no real interest in spending their money to fix a problem that's really only a problem to the homeowners. I don't have a lakefront property, and I'm just fine. My quality of life isn't any less. So unless this sinkhole presented some sort of danger to the homeowners, there is no reason why the state should feel obligated to fill the hole. They should be happy that the state was nice enough to allow the homeowners association the option of finding a fix for it,lol.
 
  by: TheAvenger8     06/22/2006 07:12 PM     
 
 
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