What a surprise! How unexpected!
Also - to see what friends-of-Texas-Brine think see comments at ENE-News item on it.
The Advocate – Work continues as sinkhole takes more trees
DING-DONG! “Conservation officials reported that experts working for the agency believe the slough-in and cracked well pad are linked to the prior seismic events so work could continue.”
Originally posted on Assumption Parish Police Jury:
The Office of Conservation, in consultation with Assumption Parish Incident Command, is advising the public that a slough-in occurred last night along the southeastern side of the sinkhole – approximately 25 trees fell into the sinkhole along the southeastern side and a new crack, running parallel to the sinkhole edge, was observed on the Oxy 3 well pad access ramp to the sinkhole. Experts with Conservation and CB&I believe the slough-in event is linked to the period of elevated subsurface fluid and gas movement detected late last week in the area around the sinkhole and Oxy 3, as has been observed in previous similar events. At this time, the Oxy3/sinkhole monitoring alert status remains at Code 1, allowing work around the sinkhole to continue, as the slough-in appears to be related to the earlier subsurface activity – however, monitoring is constantly ongoing in the area and Conservation will advise the public of significant changes in subsurface conditions.