More land slides into Bayou Corne sinkhole, 9 acres lost

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:06am

Assumption Parish officials say more land has been swallowed up by the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. The latest piece slid in on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Officials say a 50 by 100 foot section of land on the opposite side of the sinkhole from LA 70. The total land-loss is now estimated to be a much as 9 acres

The area of lost land is considered “swamp side,” and should not impact landowners. Some residents have been forced out of their homes for over six months.

The sinkhole was first noticed on August 3, 2012. It is believed to have been due to a failed brine cavern owned by Texas Brine, Co.

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