Bayou Corne Sinkhole Update

The population in the small town of Bayou Corne, Louisiana is decreasing by the day, and has been since a sinkhole formed in the summer of 2012.

Residents say fisherman still cruise the canal and the natural habitat is alive and well. But only 13 people still live in the area and although they are comfortable they admit a big part of the community is missing.

Texas Brine estimates the sinkhole is now just over 31 acres big. The Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Director, John Boudreaux, says he last visited the site last week.

“It’s showing signs that the sides probably have some movement and filling in the deeper portion of the sinkhole,”

A spokesman for brine says only five of its original 53 vent wells are still picking up gas, the breached cavern is filled with sediment, and that the sinkhole has not grown in ten months.

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