If this exit is plugged, our lake level rises dramatically, to dangerous levels, causing irreparable harm to nearby houses. The year after we moved in our present house, the lake reached historical heights and the town resorted to digging out outflows to save the lake. After that, the lake and its vicinities received special funding and the outflow was engineered and built to be self regulating.
This lake used to be a lagoon, draining somewhere else.
Knowing all this did not deter us from purchasing a house here.
How many of us live in such precarious surroundings?
Do you live in a tornado zone?
A flood zone?
A hurricane area?
A forest fire zone?
An earthquake area?
Nature is unstoppable. It's only a matter of time, or special circumstances.