Giant Louisiana sinkhole “now a 22.4-acre opening” — Combined sinkhole area is 49 acres

Published: June 24th, 2013 at 7:46 am ET
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Title: Some residents take buyouts from salt dome owner
Source: The Advocate
Author: David J. Mitchell
Date: June 22, 2013

[...] the sinkhole — now a 22.4-acre opening underneath floodwaters inside containment levees surrounding a 82-acre swath of swamp — emitted more tremors and another burp about 10 p.m. Thursday

A newly released depth survey shows the hole has grown by 3.1 acres since the last survey in mid-May. This new survey was made three days after containment levees were overtopped [...]

The agreed-upon edge of the submerged hole lies at a depth of 10 feet beneath the surface of the water, but a shallower subsidence area surrounding the hole also has grown since May, making the combined sinkhole area 49 acres in size, the new survey shows. [...]

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Published: June 24th, 2013 at 7:46 am ET
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