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Whoopsie-doodle! How drilling a 14-inch hole accidentally turned a 10-foot-deep freshwater lake into a 1,300-foot-deep saltwater lake…

Whoopsie-doodle! How drilling a 14-inch hole accidentally turned a 10-foot-deep freshwater lake into a 1,300-foot-deep saltwater lake…
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Lake Peigneur is located in Louisiana near the Gulf of Mexico. Before 1980, it was an approximately 10-foot-deep fresh water lake with an island in the middle. Next to it, and partially under it, Diamond Crystal Salt Company maintained a salt mine, with salt being mined near the lake since 1919…

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