Major changes to Louisiana sinkhole seen in latest flyover (VIDEOS)

Published: November 1st, 2012 at 7:47 pm ET
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Compare today’s footage with these earlier flyovers:

Still photo from August 3, 2012:

Published: November 1st, 2012 at 7:47 pm ET
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10 comments to Major changes to Louisiana sinkhole seen in latest flyover (VIDEOS)

  • jec jec

    SECOND video shows an unusual view..the woter UNDER the trees..take a look..its growing. Anyone know what the GPS height shows? Subsidence or stable height of ground around the sink hole..You see the water/oil blackish material under the trees..the tree leaves do not hide much in THIS video..

  • Gaffney

    Hard to tell what is just flooding and the actual boundary of the sinkhole from these angles.

    • davidh7426 davidh7426

      If it's brown & in the water then I think it can be safely said to be floating, rather like pond scum.

      As can the small patches of grass on the pipe-road that where previously submerged, I suspect that the soil / mud that was holding them in place has relinquished it's hold & possibly slid into the sinkhole.

      Either way the condition of the sinkhole in these photo's doesn't bode well for the future, & the situation is most definitely FUBAR.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    From these photo's, I'd say that the sinkhole appears to be spreading more to the north, south & west, growth to the east appears to be more limited at the moment.

    The trees to the west are now surrounded by water, which has almost reached the track-way to the west, putting it a lot closer to that well-head that lies westward of the sinkhole.

  • richard richard

    hoolie doolie. this isn't looking good batman.

    what a dilema if you live in the area.. not easy to shift, but i think i'd be leaving.

    i'm still trying to decide if the ground is sinking or the water table is rising. Amazing.. i'll probably have to eat these words one day, when it takes out the whole state or something.

    Such bizarre times.

  • 16Penny 16Penny

    Looks like the last big chunk to fall in may have temporarily blocked it in. I also love how the separated the sections so you can see there is no apparent hydrocarbon leak from the center of the hole ATM. The water in the outer zones still looks like it is contaminated with crap though and the grass patties from the grass road have floated to where they are, the other portions had been cleared.

  • dosdos dosdos

    If you look at the high altitude shot, the dead trees show the future size of clear surface. The roots have been compromised, the land will fall. That's how big it will get, at least.

    Bayou Corne is dead.

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      I was thinking the very same thing. Totally agree with you about the signs of the trees and what is yet to come.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    As I look at these pictures, I question why would anyone want to be living there? This is horrible!

    The people who are working on this, please protect yourself's. Learn from the gulf clean up people, find out how healthy they are today.

    Stay Safe All

  • Sol Man

    VOC's must be kept out of the ecosystem because the have all bad effect. Congress should realize that their close relationship with the companies that poison the earth reflects poorly upon them as members of the human family.