UK Sinkhole Formation: Huge Sinkhole Drains Pond Within Hours in Stockport Park near Manchester

I can remember a similar story in California, but in Britain? WTF!?! The colossal plughole has appeared in a Stockport park pond, funnelling water down to a nearby waterfall, and has drained nearly all the water in a matter of HOURS.

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Giant sinkhole drains pond at Abney Hall Park in Stockport near Manchester

The man-made pond at Abney Hall Park in Stockport, Greater Manchester, has ‘dried’ within hours, when its water started spiralling down a ‘giant plughole’ on March 20, 2014. The hole in the bed of the clay pond is believed to lie above a massive 40ft sinkhole which is taking water away to a nearby waterfall.

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Stockport Park sinkhole drains pond on March 20 2014. Photo: MEN

Walkers and park enthusiasts are horrified. This pond was built in the 1970s and was the beauty and gathering spot of the park. Now the fauna and flora have gone away. It’s just a place full of mud. Hopefully, all fish weren’t drained away and some are left in the small pocket of water remaining in the middle of the pond!

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The entire water of the pond was drained by a sinkhole at Stockport Park in March 2014. Photo: MEN

Actually, the “Bottomless Pit”, the drain hole of the Monticello dam in California, is a terrifying pit hole.

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This “Bottomless Pit” is The Monticello Dam Drain Hole in California. Photo: Wikipedia

Imagine how long it would have taken to drain the pond… A matter of seconds!

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