Tallahassee, Fl. – Hundreds of curious people are visiting Lake Jackson that is drying down because of a sinkhole that opened up recently.
The lake disappears every decade or two because of the geological structure of the rocks beneath its bed. Environmentalists call this phenomenon “dry down” and consider it a result of low levels of rain and a lowered water table.
The locals report that similar drying down has been witnessed before. Katherine Robinson, a local whose mother took her fishing to the lake when she was little, says “It dried up once when my mother was a kid”. Lake Jackson drained for the first time in 1829. At that time, Native Americans used to camp out here. They called it “disappearing water” because of the mysterious drying down.
To find out more about nearby sinkholes in Leon County, check this Leon County sinkhole map.