Chile’s Missing Lake
Currently there is an interesting mystery that the people of Chile are trying to solve. The mystery concerns a disappearing lake.
The missing lake in Southern Chile was about 4 to 5 acres in size and was located in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. Park rangers pass the lake about once every month. In May, on a regular check, they simply found a mud hole where the Lake once was.
There are two theories about what happened to the lake. First, is that Global Warming some how affected the glacier that feeds the Lake. This theory was basically dismissed by the experts because it is something that would take longer than a month. The second theory is that recent earthquakes in southern Chile opened cracks in the bottom of the lake that allowed the lake to drain. The only problem with this theory is that no one can find any evidence of the cracks forming.
The lake is now filling up again. What is believed to have happened, that is a crack formed and drained the water from the lake to a man made lake under the glacier. The lake water has now melted some of the Glacier and it is starting to fill the lake once again.
The Chilean government is sending out a team of experts to investigate and figure out what really happened to the lake. The government is hoping that they will figure out what really happened to the missing lake. They are hoping that they will have an answer very soon.