How big might a sinkhole be? @ LCC 2013-08-13

Viral Internet video of a human-caused sinkhole swallowing a clump of trees whole, in Bayou Corne, Assumption Parish, Louisiana.


WCTV posted 22 August 2013, Sinkhole Swallows Trees In Seconds

Assumption Parish, LA – Cameras were rolling just as a sinkhole swallowed a group of trees….

CBS News reports that the sinkhole now covers 25 acres, and is expected to keep growing.

Video from of another tree going in:

Carlie Kollath Wells wrote for | The Times-Picayune 23 August 2013, Assumption Parish sinkhole swallows another tree: video,

The state of Louisiana earlier this month said it is suing Texas Brine LLC for the environmental damage and massive sinkhole that officials say was caused by the collapse of a salt dome cavern operated by the company.

The sinkhole is in a swampy area of Assumption Parish about 40 miles south of Baton Rouge.

The Bayou Corne sinkhole, discovered Aug. 3, 2012, has grown to 24 acres, and 350 residents in the tiny community have no end in sight to their evacuation order because the hole continues to widen.

But sure, let’s build Phase One of Moody Family Housing on Val Del Road right next to the Phase Two site that already has a sinkhole. But that one’s maybe only 2.5 acres, and unlike the one in Florida that just swallowed a resort or the one that ate Snake Nation road and cost the county half a million dolars to fix, this one won’t spread, will it, as we pump still more water out of the aquifer under it? That must be why our county commission already voted for the rezoning of REZ-2013-09 without waiting for a geotechnical study from the developers or a sinkhole study from VSU.