Dear Texas Brine, Where are the Status Reports on Your Collapsed Salt Dome in Napoleonville?

Why is all the live monitoring at Lake FUBAR being withheld from the public?

You haven’t put out a “response” since January.

There is live GPS data on all kinds of coordinates and land levels all over Assumption Parish. This data is supposed to public. The helicorders are supposed to be working and half of them are dead or giving out mish-mash. No one has even tended to them (in months!) to even temporarily fix them. The CORS911 system (with LSU help) is supposed to keep giving live GPS data. Acknowledging the big public hazard from Lake FUBAR they said “the CORS911 sentinels will continue to provide the real-time hazard-monitoring solutions needed to support this response for as long as necessary.”

Everything in the caverns is falling to pieces and self-generating quakes are large and frequent so, yeah, CORS911 data is still necessary.

Where’s the info from Sandia Labs, UC Berkeley, JPL, USGS and all the big-shots who we know are watching Lake FUBAR.

Where’s the satellite imagery? Where’s the fly-over photos? Where are still photos?

Keith M. sent this document in
CORS911: Real-Time Subsidence Monitoring of the Napoleonville Salt Dome Sinkhole Using GPS (July 2013)

It is now on the Documents page.
Here’s a Q & A on the 2013 CORS report –

But it is from 2013. Then they ran out of money (LSU).

They are supposed to be keeping the CORS911 thing going….

“In May 2013 a commission of scientists, response agents, and stakeholders concluded that subsidence monitoring programs were essential for ensuring public safety [LADNR, 2013b]. The CORS911 system, in coordination with the other monitoring platforms, is a key resource for these objectives. After broader attention to the sinkhole wanes, the CORS911 sentinels will continue to provide the real-time hazard-monitoring solutions needed to support this response for as long as necessary.



In the comments to the Creep Zone post (scroll down) I put up related docs found. Here they are:

This office has more regional papers too …

BUSTED! In Aug. (2015) Nanometrics (helicorder providers) brag about their monitors (!!)
Real-time Monitoring with High Performance Seismic Array, Bayou Corne Sinkhole Louisiana, USA

April, 2014 – Mining Induced Seismicity -Monitoring of a Large Scale Salt Cavern Collapse

TILT! Got this 2014 paper on tilting –
UC Berkeley 2014
Nayak, A., and D. S. Dreger, Moment tensor inversion of seismic events associated with the sinkhole at Napoleonville Salt Dome, Louisiana


Gas-charged fluids creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole (2014)

“Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish seismic waves produced by a variety of activities – from traffic to mining to explosions – scientists study the seismic waves generated by as many types of events as possible. ”

Deborah Dupré –
Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana Sinkhole Gas Creating Quakes Like Explosions, Volcanic Eruptions


The Texas Brine courtroom drama reported by Law360 (pay to see)

Occidental Says Texas Law Doesn’t Apply To Sinkhole Suit

Law360, New York (September 24, 2015, 5:05 PM ET) — Occidental Chemical Corp. told a Texas federal court on Thursday that its dispute with Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. over liability for a massive sinkhole is not governed by Texas law because the Houston-based chemical manufacturer was incorporated in New York.

Liberty [Insurance Co.] Says Texas Law Applies In Sinkhole Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 2, 2015, 6:00 PM ET) — Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. told a Texas federal court Friday that its battle with Occidental Chemical Corp. and Texas Brine LLC over liability for a massive sinkhole is governed by Texas law because the insureds are based in that state.

In a brief supporting its motion for summary judgment, Liberty said Occidental and Texas Brine are trying to complicate the choice-of-law issue by noting that Texas Brine’s parent company used a broker with a California office . . . .


Vitter, Angelle lay blame for Bayou Corne

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A three-year-old sinkhole that forced 350 rural Louisiana residents from their homes has become a flashpoint in the governor’s race, with Republican candidate David Vitter accusing GOP rival Scott Angelle of running away from the catastrophe.

Angelle was head of the Department of Natural Resources in August 2012 when a swampy area of Assumption Parish dissolved into muck about 40 miles south of Baton Rouge. He left the job only a few days after the sinkhole emerged, and Vitter’s campaign has accused him of abandoning the Bayou Corne residents.

Energy Department Selects Five Projects In First Step To Produce Fresh Water From CO2 Storage Sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Today, the Department of Energy announced the selection of five projects that will study the feasibility of using salty water―or brine ―from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites to produce fresh water.

These projects – which will receive more than $7 million in funding from the Department―will develop and validate strategies to manage pressure and the flow of CO2 in saline formations through a Brine Extraction Storage Test (BEST).

By managing the pressure and the flow of CO2―also known as a plume steering―brine can be extracted from the formation at specific points, where fresh water can be separated in a process known as enhanced water recovery (EWR).

NE Pennsylvania: Fracking Study Ties Water Contamination to Surface Spills

Research in Pennsylvania shows increased chemicals, but they are not coming from deep underground, making them easier to target.

Oklahoma Earthquakes 2015: Tremors Rise As Oklahoma Officials Struggle To Stem Fracking Wastewater Flow

” . . . shaking has become routine in parts of Oklahoma, where oil and gas companies are injecting unprecedented volumes of wastewater into the ground and inducing earthquakes, scientists have confirmed.

Oklahoma surpassed California last year as the earthquake capital of the lower 48 states and will likely beat the Golden State in 2015. “

All About Limnic Eruptions

Geol 105“Limnic eruptions are a rare, but potentially deadly class of natural disaster, in which toxic gases are rapidly expelled from a saturated lake.  The gas, in observed cases was carbon dioxide, which was unevenly distributed in the lake, causing part of the water to be saturated.  Volcanically active regions are particularly prone to this, as a eruptions may leave depressions for lakes to form in.  Once the lake is formed, volcanic gases, such a CO2 or methane can seep into the water, and begin to accumulate in the cooler bottom waters, due to the higher saturation point than that of the warmer water above. . . . “ (more)

More from Tripod


Thanks to reader, Kathleen for the tip ;)

Some Science Papers on Geology, Salt Domes etc.

Of interest –

How stable is the Mississippi Delta?  – 2006

BONUS! Fault map for south Louisiana on page 2 –



Subsurface Structure and Stratigraphy of Kent Bayou-Turtle Bayou-North Turtle Bayou Complex, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana – 1964 (pay frowny to view)

Geology of Salt Dome Oil Fields – 1924

International Science Times article on Bayou Corne

The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: A massive oil and gas disaster

Peripheral Faulting at Bayou Blue Salt Dome, Iberville Parish, Louisiana – 1957- (pay frowny to view)

The Bayou Bouillon Salt Dome, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana – 1925 – (pay frowny to view)

Differential Fault-Related Early Miocene Sedimentation, Bayou Hebert Area, Southwestern Louisiana – 1988 – (pay frowny to view)

Abnormal Formation Pressures : Implications to Exploration, Drilling, and Production of Oil and Gas Resources – 1975

Geothermal and Geopressure Patterns of Bayou Carlin-Lake Sand Area, South Louisiana: Implications – 1977 – (pay frowny to view)

USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources for the Oligocene Frio and Anahuac Formations, Onshore Gulf of Mexico Basin, USA – 2009 –

Geology of Iberia Parish – 1931

Lots of articles on geothermal topic for Texas and Louisiana

Info about Black Bayou salt dome storage place in Cameron Parish


Second Nepal Quake Shakes Lake FUBAR + Chile Warning ++

A 7.3 quake in Nepal shows on the helicorders after 2 a.m. –

LA12 shows it –


USGS Report

Lots of details and maps:
The TelegraphNepal earthquake 7.3 magnitude strikes near Mount Everest – live news of impact

Watch Chile –

Strange Sounds – 770 earthquakes in last 24 hours at Villarrica volcano – Next eruption ahead?
The Villarrica volcano is probably going to erupt in the next days!

Watch West Coast –

The Watchers (May 9) – UC Berkeley scientists begin monitoring tremors on San Andreas Fault

JAPAN – 6.8M Quake in the northeast- ABC report

ENE-News – Powerful M6.8 quake rocks NE Japan — Strongest to hit nation since 2011 — Official warns of upcoming aftershocks & tsunami, says tectonic plate is subducting in Pacific — CBS: Scientists detect month-long shaking on seafloor that could foreshadow mega quake similar to 3/11 (VIDEO)

Gulf Current Gets Yips + News + Methane Gas Global Emergency

Study: The Gulf Stream system may already be weakening. That’s not good.

“. . .  They conclude the system has weakened to its lowest level in 1,100 years, perhaps due to an influx of freshwater from Greenland’s melting ice sheet.< Don’t look at Corexit! Don’t look at Corexit! Perhaps due to an influx of Corexit!

global warming may already be slowing down the Gulf Stream system ” — how about BP may already be slowing down the Gulf Stream system!

New York TimesGov. Jindal’s Implosion

Jindal has made a mess of Louisiana and wrecked his reputation in the process. His odds of becoming president of the United States have shrunk to nil.”


OK and S. Kansas having a frack-quake swarm. RSOE screen shot –



(3-26) – 2.9 quake in N. IllinoisMAP

Keeping up with methane news –

Arctic Methane Emergency: Methane released by the Gigaton! (billions of tons)


Wednesday morning – booms off the chart at Lake FUBAR


Wed. News

The WatchersUSGS: Reawakened Oklahoma faults could produce larger future events

They tread lightly to avoid frack-quake being mentioned: ” . . . . Several recent studies have linked Oklahoma earthquakes with the injection of wastewater from enhanced oil and gas exploration. The purpose of this new study is to inform engineers, the insurance industry and government agencies about the increased earthquake risk in the state, and not to link earthquakes in Oklahoma to oil and gas extraction. [why not??]

These findings will be used to develop a new earthquake-hazard map for Oklahoma that the USGS is planning to issue later this year, which will mark the first time the state’s earthquake hazard maps will include suspected human-induced [ sounds like frack quake to us! ]  earthquakes.”

Wonder what faults are reawakened in Louisiana…