Bayou Corne sinkhole news could be pretty bad. It looks like the Bayou Corne sinkhole down in Louisiana could almost double in size very soon. According to a report from Wednesday (Oct. 30), it measures at 26 acres in size but could soon reach 50 acres. That's a huge increase that has local area residents buzzing.
In was back in 2012 when an underground salt cavern collapsed. Since then the size has increased 24-fold, putting at the current worrisome size. When air and gas bubbles up from down deep, it causes the sides to cave in even more. That is what is adding to the overall width. The report stating it would double came from Texas Brine, the company that had been running the salt caverns.
The sliver of good news in this story is that even though the Bayou Corne sinkhole is starting to increase in size again, that increase is coming from the side that doesn't have homes. If it stays away from the community it will continue to be only an anecdotal story, but if the ground gives out on the other side there could be problems ahead for people living there.
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