Across the United States, and the world at large, there are reports of sinkholes every day. Moreover, ponds and lakes are draining as if someone had pulled the plug of a full bathtub. Most are due to sinkholes, but some "drainings" are not such as the pond-draining that took place in South Carolina this week.
|A pond in Blythewood, South Carolina is nothing more than a big mud hole. |
Why the water drained from the pond is a mystery.
Supposedly a wall holding the water gave way, but there is no explanation for the failure. Neighbors reached out to Richland County, DHEC, and the Army Corps. of Emergencies, but because the pond is located on private property, there is nothing anyone can do.
|Scott Lake in Florida disappeared overnight in 2006.|
Today, Scott lake is gradually refilling
|A massive sinkhole in western Kansas continues to grow.|
Some people have let their curiosity overtake their caution and have hiked down into the cavity, but the sheriff warns that hiking into it is a bad idea because they don’t know what’s under it and if it will further collapse.
|Expanding sinkhole in Weaverville NC|
A California subdivision, Lakeside Heights, is being swallowed up by a massive sinkhole.