Disappearing Lake Peigneur

January 30th, 2007

WhirlpoolBack in 1980, an entire Louisiana lake drained into an underground salt mine, sucking in the surrounding landscape, 11 barges, and saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico. The freshwater lake, with a maximum depth of 10 feet, was transformed into a very deep (1300 foot) saltwater lake. Nine of the barges resurfaced after the lake stopped draining. The video has some good footage, and more information is available at Wikipedia.

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