Lake Jackson is a shallow, prairie lake on the north side of Tallahassee with two major depressions or sink holes known as Porter Sink and Lime Sink. Water drains from the lake into the Floridan Aguifer through the sink holes. The sinkholes are partially or fully plugged with sediments, collapse when groundwater levels drop, lake water funnels into the Aquifer and has completely drained the lake. It happens about every 25 years.
The lake drained on September 16, 1999. The lake flowed down to Porter Sink on May 10, 2007 although some pools of water remained.
We are getting some fall colors!!
Endangered species or rare- Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Least Tern, American Alligator, Round-Tailed Muskrat, and Brown Pelicans - rare inland have been seen.