Giant sinkhole swallows Florida

It happened to Paynes Prairie …

Could a giant sinkhole drain Lake Okeechobee too?

(This 1981 Sarasota Herald Tribune article raised the possibility … even if the evidence sounds like seepage underneath the levee to me.)

As far fetched as the title sounds, it has a ring of familiarity to a more recent article (three days ago) featured in the Wall Street Journal likening Plant City sinkholes to earthquakes and volcanos.

Florida may look flat …
But its geologic history (and mysteries) run deep!