Jun 19, 2020
Picture in your mind’s eye a bathtub that’s a kilometre-and-a-half long by 200-metres wide.
Then pull the plug. In essence, that is what’s happened this spring to Slade Lake.
Slade Lake disappears overnight in Canada Nova Scotia in June 2020. Picture The Chronicle Herald
Two-and-a-half kilometres southwest of Oxford, Cumberland County, the large lake has been drained of its water by underground geological activity.
“The most obvious culprit for this is the water just disappeared down some of the sinkholes at the bottom of the lake,” said Amy Tizzard, regional geologist for the Department of Energy and Mines.
“It could be that some gypsum dissolved (below the lake) or sediment or vegetation gave way… we can’t really tell because we can’t see to the bottom of it.”
There remains a pool of water at deep points in the lake.
You probably remember similar dramatic lake disappearances in Mexico:
Lake Riesco mysteriously disappears overnight in Patagonia, Chile – Was it swallowed by the Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault?
Pictures and videos show that most of the 1,400 hectares of lake Riesco have disappeared overnight near Aysen, Patagonia, Chile. Nobody knows what’s happening over there. The lack of information from any official teams increases the mystery. Sinkhole? Geological fault? Or lack of rain? Lake Riesco, or Lago Riesco in spanish, has almost completely disappeared from … Continue reading
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