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21 June 2007 @ 08:10 pm
One Of Our Lakes Is Missing!  
Glacial Lake Vanishes in Southern Chile

Thursday, June 21, 2007

(06-21) 01:03 PDT SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) --

A five-acre glacial lake in Chile's southern Andes has disappeared — and scientists want to know why.

Park rangers at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park said they found a 100-feet-deep crater in late May were the lake had been in March. Several large pieces of ice that used to float atop the water also were spotted.

"The lake had simply disappeared," Juan Jose Romero, head of Chile's National Forest Service in the southernmost region of Magallanes, said Wednesday. "No one knows what happened."

A group of geologists and other experts will be sent to the area 1,250 miles southeast of Santiago in the next few days to investigate, Romero said.

One theory is the water disappeared through cracks in the lake bottom into underground fissures. But experts do not know why the cracks would have appeared because there have been no earthquakes reported in the area recently, Romero said.

A river that flowed out of the lake was reduced to a trickle.

What could have caused this?

Could the secrets be lost in the annals of that venerable organization, the Junior Woodchucks?

Hey, it's been hot lately. Sometimes, you just want a nice, cold drink.
I feel: refreshedrefreshed
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Your Obedient Serpentathelind on June 22nd, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
Technically, one DRINKS a lake.
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Araquan Skytraceraraquan on June 22nd, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
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Your Obedient Serpent: foodathelind on June 22nd, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Wow, around here, you see signs for "Pho" as often as you do for "Tacos", "Sushi", and "Burgers".
Araquan Skytracer: Fruity Oaty Bar-Octopusaraquan on June 22nd, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
I'm surprised at how readily available it is here. Maybe I'm just learning where to look.

Damn, now I want some. Maybe t'morrow...
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on June 22nd, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
Go seek thee some.

Me, I like the beef brisket stuff, but sometimes meatballs are nice too.

It must have lime, and some of the little chile peppers. Or failing that, about a marble's worth of Sriracha.
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on June 22nd, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)

You must have been hitting the spicy foods again...
SilverClawbfdragon on June 22nd, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
And have a nice sprawl out afterwards };->
Stalbonstalbon on June 22nd, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
*Snirksnirks! and rubs a belly*
Tombfyretombfyre on June 22nd, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
And here I was going to take credit for it. ;) Well played sir Snark, well played.
The Freudian Yard Sale: Haflerxylen on June 22nd, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
*checks his invoice for the 5000 tons of Country Time Lemonade mix*

*burp* Heh, scuse me. :)