Sonny, Sonny, Sonny . . .

A lot has happened since our last  open-letter,  “Dear Sonny Cranch,” on July 7th.  Back on July 15th, the Associated Press had this: Official: Bayou Corne sinkhole at least 500 feet deep

BAYOU CORNE — An official says the deepest part of the 22-acre sinkhole near Bayou Corne is at least 500 feet deep, and not between 110 to 220 feet deep that has been estimated by Texas Brine.

John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security, tells The Advocate previous depth reports released by Texas Brine Co. may have been inaccurate because the company’s sonar did not penetrate debris fields inside the sinkhole. . . .

. . . . Texas Brine spokesman Sonny Cranch said Sunday he is confident the company’s depth findings are correct. A Texas Brine contractor has said the sinkhole is from 110 feet to 220 feet deep, according to previous monthly depth-finding surveys. . . .

. . . . Boudreaux said he did not use a sophisticated method like sonar to measure the sinkhole. Instead, he said, he took a 10-pound crowbar with the ends cut off and attached it to a 500-foot surveyor’s tape measure, drove out to the center of the sinkhole in an amphibious vehicle and let the crowbar go, unspooling the tape measure until it could not go any further. . . .

The Parish put out this popular video on July 20th.  It shows 750′ of line unspooling without hitting bottom. When the video was released and seen by over ten thousand people you and Texas Brine had nothing to say in response.


The Watchers – Waves recorded at Louisiana sinkhole which is now more than 500 feet (150 meters) deep

According to the July 11 “Fact” sheet from Texas Brine your vertical seismic profiling and 3-D mapping are just great. And Texas Brine claims 

  • there’s NO chance of another sinkhole forming under Lake FUBAR
  • there are NO pockets of hydrocarbons down there
  • and NO void spaces in there


How can Texas Brine claim THAT  when they don’t even know how deep Lake FUBAR is????