Scientists Baffled Over Mysterious ‘Hole’ Swallowing Oregon’s Lake

The ‘Lost Lake’ off Oregon’s Highway 20 has a deep, dark secret.

Most of the year, it looks like any other lake; peaceful and still.

But come winter, a mysterious hole begins draining it of all its water, leaving a barren landscape that has baffled scientists for centuries.

During winter, a mysterious hole begins draining the Lost Lake in Oregon of all its water, leaving a barren landscape that has baffled scientists for centuries.

There appears to be a relatively simple explanation to how the water is being lost.

Geologists claim the area’s volcanic landscape is to blame for the lake’s rapid drainage. 

They believe a lava tube beneath the lake formed when flowing lava hardened near the surface and flowed downwards.

As the eruption cooled, the hardened pipes emptied, leaving behind tubes in the form of vast tunnels.

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Geologists claim the area’s volcanic landscape is to blame for the lake’s rapid drainage. They believe a lava tube beneath the lake formed when flowing lava hardened near the surface and flowed downwards.As the eruption cooled, the hardened pipes emptied, leaving behind tubes in the form of vast tunnels.

Similar lava tube drain holes have been found at Fish Lake, only a few miles from Lost Lake near the junction of U.S. Highway 20 and state Highway, according to the Bulletin.

But what has stumped researchers is where exactly all this water goes.

McHugh claims it may seep into the porous subsurface underground, refilling the aquifer that feeds springs on of the Cascades. However, this has never been confirmed.

Now and again, locals will find strange objects in the lake, such as car parts, engines and other types of debris.

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McHugh believes these are attempts to try and ‘plug the leak’, but warns this may simply lead to flooding of the local area.

‘If anyone was ever successful at plugging it, which we’re not sure they could do, it would just result in the lake flooding, and the road. It’s an important part of how the road was designed,’ she said.

WHAT IS DRAINING THE LAKE? 

  • Geologists claim the area’s volcanic landscape is to blame for the lake’s rapid drainage.
  • They believe a lava tube beneath the lake formed when flowing lava hardened near the surface and flowed downwards.
  • As the eruption cooled, the hardened pipes emptied, leaving behind tubes in the form of vast tunnels.
  • One of these tunnels is responsible for draining the lake, but where this water goes is still a mystery.

Scientists say a lava tunnel, such as the one pictured, is responsible for draining the lake, but where this water goes is still a mystery.

Source: Daily Mail

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PROPHECY:

No matter what scientific evidence is provided, the simple fact is that GOD is drying up the seas and the rivers as prophesied. The earth is wearing old like a garment, just as God said it would, too..there is no climate change.

”..keep that which is avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” (1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV). 

And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up – Isaiah 19:5 (KJV).

Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:-Psalm 102:25-26 (KJV).

That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers – Isaiah 44:27 (KJV).

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.- Psalm 46:2-3 (KJV).

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