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Florida Lake Swallowed by Sinkhole Reappearing

A disappearing lake is reappearing, according to Lakeland residents.

While no one knows for sure, it seems the four sinkholes that emptied Scott Lake have plugged themselves. And with some recent rain, the lake's condition appears to be improving.

However, Dave Curry, president of the Scott Lake Association, said a study still needs to be completed and the total cost could reach $1 million.

Curry also said they expect to get approval from the state Department of Environmental Protection to begin spraying the weeds that have started growing in the lake bed.

The sinkhole opened last month at the south end of the lake, and expanded at a rate of 6-to-8 inches a day. In the process, a home, several docks, swimming pools and backyard gazebos were destroyed.