WILDWOOD, Mo. -- A St. Louis County lake is empty again, leaving behind hundreds of rotting fish. This time, a faulty valve is suspected.
The lake at the Lake Chesterfield subdivision in Wildwood has been a big, muddy hole for the past few weeks. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that for the second time in less than a decade, the lake is empty.
The first time it happened, in 2004, a sinkhole was to blame. This time, trustees of the subdivision suspect a volleyball-sized leak. So far, they haven’t found the spot.
The drained lake killed the entire fish population. Hundreds of fish lay rotting in the bed of a spillway.