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.
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.
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!
Actually, the “Bottomless Pit”, the drain hole of the Monticello dam in California, is a terrifying pit hole.
Imagine how long it would have taken to drain the pond… A matter of seconds!