GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Slough In Event Recorded At The Giant Louisiana Sinkhole Near Pad #3 – As Subsurface Seismic Activity Continues! [EVENT+LATEST FLYOVER VIDEOS]

March 31, 2014 – LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES – According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, a slough in occurred today, at the giant Louisiana sinkhole near Pad 3.

Photo: Assumption Parish

 WATCH:  The after effects of the event.

As more information develops on the extent and repercussions of the event, it will be shared here.

Flyover videos were performed today:   

 WATCH:  Flyover Videos – March 31, 2014.


Earlier, the Office of Conservation provided the following update on response activity around Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou:

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation
– Conducting ventilation system inspections

– Continuing de-watering test on ORWs 4 (northwest of containment berm) and 14 (Oxy 9 well pad), 48 (north of containment berm) and OGRW 1 (Oxy Geismar 2 well pad)

– Performing pump maintenance on ORW 4

– Ending pump test on ORWs 1 and 32 (north of La 70, east of Gumbo St.)

– Continuing pump test on ORW 2 (north of La 70, east of Gumbo St.)

– Flushing out ORW 15 (north of La 70, east of Gumbo St.)

– Cleaning screen and filter on ORW 52 (west of Bayou Corne, south of La 70

Containment/ Roads/ Sinkhole/Survey

– Grading south containment berm re-route and preparing for compaction test

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