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Breaches reported in sinkhole berm

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 10, 2013 May 10, 2013 Friday, May 10 2013 May 10, 2013 12:12 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials reported a berm around the western side of the Bayou Corne sinkhole breached in five places during strong storms overnight.

The parish police jury reported two breaches have been repaired, but one small breach and two larger breaches have yet to be repaired. They said the larger breaches were letting water into the sinkhole area.

Emergency officials said Texas Brine indicated repairs would take place once water levels in the area stabilized.

The sinkhole formed in August 2012 and forced people in nearby Bayou Corne to evacuate. Texas Brine recently started the process of buying out property affected by the evacuation.


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