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Expert: Sinkhole showing signs of stabilizing

1 year ago March 12, 2014 Mar 12, 2014 Wednesday, March 12 2014 Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:28:15 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BAYOU CORNE - A leading scientist studying the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole that emerged in an Assumption Parish swamp 18 months ago says the hole has shown signs of stabilizing.

A CB&I hydrogeologist working for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources on the sinkhole, Gary Hecox, told about 40 residents and officials at a community meeting in Napoleonville Tuesday that a variety of scientific measurements show the sinkhole is trending toward stability and tracking with past models for its ultimate size.

Those models would mean the hole would not reach La. 70 to the north, Bayou Corne to the south or the Bayou Corne community to the west. Hecox said the hole is still growing, but the rate of growth has slowed.

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