With high water coming down the Mississippi headed toward Louisiana will the multiple repairs to the berm road done today succeed?
Helicorders goin’ nuts since last night says reader, Jeff. He’s right!
Texas Brine, that’s some CODE 3 ya got workin’! Everybody driving trucks and digging around!
You can relax. Sonny Cranch says everything is fine.
Some of the charts are wacky because Geo Seismic Array work is getting done (hole drilling).
This berm fix up may be thwarted by the bigger pressure put on it by the bigger water coming around it. Too bad Texas Brine dithered around last fall not doing any preparation for the cave in they caused or planning for seasonal flooding and hurricane season. Hurricane season starts in a few weeks.
Texas Brine, whatcha gonna do?
Latest Flood Warning – Baton Rouge area
The Advocate – Sinkhole berm repairs planned
“Texas Brine contractors patched up the three smaller breaches with clay Friday, but they were unable to reach the larger two because crews did not want to further damage what already had been built, Cranch said.”
“High water driven by heavy rains poured inside a containment levee around the Assumption Parish sinkhole overnight Thursday and much of Friday, forcing workers to try to cut off the flow and to contain the hole’s brew of crude oil and brine.”
” . . . . Oil-retardant boom had been deployed in an attempt to block any flow of the sinkhole’s oily contents into the freshwater swamps surrounding the sinkhole between the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou communities, officials said.”
Weather on the way:
(Thanks go out to the Assumption Parish Police Jury for today's flyover video)
I would like to apologize for taking so long to publish any updates or other news regarding the 'Great Louisiana Sinkhole'. I have been very busy attempting to help several residents of Bayou Corne and the surrounding areas with various problems, and one of which is another complete article, but I have not received permission to print as of yet.
Sonny Cranch: " Oxy Geismar #2 is STILL being mined (!!)."Breach on purpose to help Texas Brine get on with mining?
[snip] . . . . " That two days of flooding rains overwhelmed the old wastern berm is of no surprise to anyone, and fortuitous it seems for Texas Brine for obvious reasons. This was confirmed, at least to my satisfaction, by Texas Brine’s response by slave driving their workers in the middle of a lightning rich thunderstorm to repair the smaller breaches of the western berms, but halted work to repair the largest breach of 75 ft. and are allowing it to “equalize/stabilize” the bayou and sinkhole waters. This speaks volumes….of “Production Waters”, that is. "
Texas Brine’s western berm encountered five breaches overnight. Two breaches have been repaired, one breach is small and has not been repaired yet and two larger breaches continue to fill the sinkhole and containment area. Texas Brine has indicated that repairs will occur once water levels have stabilized.
BERMS BREACHED!The Advocate - ". . . the water level inside the containment berm — a 71-acre area that includes the sinkhole — has risen 2.5 feet since Thursday as high water outside the berm has poured inside." WAFB has a diagram of where the berm was breached The parish put up videos - [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=427IP5qKfz4&w=460&h=259] LINK - http://youtu.be/427IP5qKfz4 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30jztY9eqBI&w=460&h=259] LINK - http://youtu.be/30jztY9eqBI WAFB - Water poured into giant Louisiana sinkhole after 4 breeches in containment berm
These summaries never have ANY update on buy outs.
Erin Brockovich’s website has added a Bayou Corne page with tool to send her info.
Assumption Parish has a FLASH FLOOD WATCH from Friday morning through late Saturday night.
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Lightening (boxes) Added to This Map: