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#21486 - 07/27/06 12:23 AM Five Blues Lake Collapses  
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Five Blues Lake Collapses

The 5 Blues Lake, it's one of Belize's natural wonders, but tonight the only wonder is where all the water went! Ecologist Jan Meerman who works out of the Cayo district reports that the lake has collapsed. 5 Blues is known as a karstic lake, which means it was built on limestone formations. Meerman explains that the lake was formed when an underground waterway was blocked. And it made for an incredible sight: as the varying depths of the lake reflected in various shades of blue.

Well no more, reportedly in the past two weeks, the water level has dropped 15 feet. According to Meerman, this was most dramatic on Thursday July 20th when people fishing in the lake report hearing a strange noise coming from the lake "as if the lake was crying." Following that, a big whirlpool appeared in the lake. Meerman, who has studied the lake extensively believes that the blockage that actually created the lake could have dissolved and much of the water got sucked out like someone took the plug out of a bath-tub.

http://www.7newsbelize.com/archive/07260603.html
http://biological-diversity.info/fiveblues.htm
http://www.lovefm.com/ndisplay.php?nid=4392


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#21487 - 07/27/06 06:00 AM Re: Five Blues Lake Collapses  
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Oh my goodness....thanks for posting the other links too.
Amazing!

#21488 - 07/27/06 07:23 AM Re: Five Blues Lake Collapses  
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Wonder what the relationship is between drilling for oil and the lake or non lake now.


I read it on the internet so it must be true.
#21489 - 07/27/06 07:27 AM Re: Five Blues Lake Collapses  
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Limestone base, happens here in Florida too. I don't think oil would have anything to do with it.

#21490 - 07/27/06 07:40 AM Re: Five Blues Lake Collapses  
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Which is what the geologists said would happen at the Chalillo dam.


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#21491 - 07/27/06 07:44 AM Re: Five Blues Lake Collapses  
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Ok well just in case you did not know how to drill for oil.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/oil-drilling.htm

Pay attention to the location of and what medium oil is found in.
remove the liquid from a basin and you figure out the result. Most large oil companies pump sludge back in to the hole to compensate of the loss, this is also used to keep the drill head cool, lower the risk of LNG explosion, help force out remianing oil, and is sometimes used a place to dump your toxic waste, conoco/texaco/phillips and BP were fined for this in Alaska. Whats going back in to the Belize Holes?


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#21492 - 07/29/06 04:59 PM Re: Five Blues Lake Collapses  
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