I know we have a drought.

But this is ridiculous!

Russian lake disappears

A RUSSIAN village was left baffled today after its lake disappeared overnight.

NTV television showed pictures of a giant muddy hole bathed in summer sun, while fishermen from the village of Bolotnikovo looked on disconsolately. "It is very dangerous. If a person had been in this disaster, he would have had almost no chance of survival. The trees flew downwards, under the ground," said Dmitry Zaitsev, a local Emergencies Ministry official interviewed by the channel.

Officials in Nizhegorodskaya region, on the Volga river east of Moscow, said water in the lake might have been sucked down into an underground water-course or cave system, but some villagers had more sinister explanations.

"I am thinking, well, America has finally got to us," said one old woman, as she sat on the ground outside her house.
Damn – the Americans always get all the credit!

And while I’m on the subject of credit, would someone please tell Bob Carr (and Sheikh El Bracksistani), to just get on with it, muzzle the Greens, and build some new dams, for crying out loud! I mean, warm and fuzzy enviro’ credentials are one thing, but a super-secret pipeline drilled through the Earth to Bolotnikovo?!?

An engineering marvel, there can be no doubt, but really. . .

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