To the untrained eye, the massive patch of lily pads that sprawled across the northwest corner of Lake Diablo seemed to be a natural part of the ecosystem. Biologist Blake Carter knew better. He’d been studying the lake flora for nearly two years and recognized that the awesome bloom resulted from a significant rise in carbon dioxide in the water. Combined with the increase in seismic activity at the nearby fault line, he suspected the worst.
His pleas to the park service to close the lake were ignored. When the volcano under the lake erupted, none were left to regret their ignorance.
Word Count: 102
[This is my entry into this weeks Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Use the photo prompt to create a short story in 100 words or less.]