The Disappearing Lake


Emily Woodall

For many tourists, Mountain Lake in southwestern Virginia has been an idyllic retreat. But in 2008, it pulled a disappearing act, leaving behind only cracked earth and a small pond.

In this multimedia presentation, EARTH reporter Cassandra Willyard tells the geologic story of Mountain Lake.



For more information on Mountain Lake, visit these sites:

Richard Cobb's before-and-after photographs
and updates
Mountain Lake Hotel
Mountain Lake Conservancy blog

Cassandra Willyard
Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 10:30