#1 on my list of horrifying lakes is Lake Pontchartrain.
If the Mississippi River is America’s Intestine, then opening the Spillway from the river into Lake Pontchartrain for 188 days means Lake P has become America’s Colostomy Bag
@Mansfield Lovell, have you heard the song by Ludo? Brainwormish akin to Master of the House from Les Mis.
@Mansfield – I have swum in Ponchartrain a couple of times. 90 degrees (July), brackish, kinda gross. And shallow – I have swum over a quarter mile out and the water barely above my head.
Soap Lake in central Wash. state is disgusting. I remember it from when I was a kid it’s very alkaline, stinks and very shallow and the bottom is very soft and muddy and squishy and even as a kid you could go out on that lake quite a distance and not get above your chest in depth. And West Medical Lake in Eastern Wash. 20 miles or so from Spokane used to dump their raw sewage into the lake before they finally quit doing it about 30 or more years ago. We call the fish out there West Medical mud fish, they are disgusting. And both lakes used to have spas and were resorts where people a hundred years or so ago would go to for treatment in their waters, yuck!
Mono Lake in California; salty and surrounded by flies and liberals.
Uh, I was watching the video and if you watch the beginning of number 10 the diver swims past what looks like either a dead body of a woman or a manikin. That would be disturbing.
@leftcoastdan – where on Lake PontchyV were yat?
Even when it’s clean I don’t swim in it deliberately.
Salton Sea, south eastern California. A hydraulic dead end with no outlet, got continually more densely polluted with agricultural runoff until it killed the tilapia planted there.
Late 60’s it was still a viable destination, now it is the real world mad max in the 🏜