Increased seismic activity at Assumption Parish's Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou community site led to trees being pulled under on the western side over the weekend, as reported from Grand Bayou today by Houma Today.
Parish officials caught the sinkhole monster's feeding time on video, again. The video shows trees being pulled into the bowels of the swamp creature.
On Wednesday at 4:15 A.M. (CST), the helicorder at LA12 awakened and the "sinkhole" burped again.
Recently, too much seismic activity has been recorded for workers. They are, however, again risking their lives without adequate protective gear, to undergo work there.
"Let’s see how the day plays out," says the Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle Thursday. "In the prior post, the video of trees sinking into Lake FUBAR is days old. And officials chose to ALLOW work at the site AFTER that!"
'How big's the sinkhole, Mama?' '26 acres and growin'
The hungry beast has grown to 26 acres and has destroyed the levee, or the "berm" trying to hold back it and its poisonous liquids from spreading further into the communities and swamplands, according to officials.
Since forming in the wake of Texas Brine, LLC's collapsed salt cavern in 2011, tremors in the area have persisted. These oil and gas industry-related manmade "micro-quakes" have often resulted in more land disappearing.
There is also a pattern of the quakes being followed by and more methane bubbling in the swamp and even in residents' yards.
On Jan. 2 and 3, parish officials reported new seismic activity, called off work, and then captured more trees going under in a "slough in" on Sun., Jan. 5.
In the video, the trees start going under after about a minute.
The ongoing, disastrous manmade quakes recently cracked the protective wall, the berm or levee, on the south side of the site is under repair, according to officials,
After separate instances on Dec. 2 and 31, when damage was found, the berm began sinking.
Texas Brine agreed to complete repairs, hoping to raise the height of the barrier.
Nearly one and a half years after the disaster began, almost 300 people have become energy refugees, still displaced from their bayou homes.
With the sinkhole still growing and spring flooding around the corner, it's doubtful there will be any human rights joy for Cajuns who once called Grand Bayou and Bayou Corne "home."
Instead, the area has become "home of the giant sinkhole."