Posted: Aug 15, 2012 5:39 PM by KATC
Updated: Aug 15, 2012 6:12 PM
As expected, the surface of the sinkhole that has formed in Bayou Corne has grown over the past few days as the land on the outer edge of the area is sloughing off into the sinkhole. This natural growth of the sinkhole was expected and could continue. Officials monitoring the sinkhole via regular flyovers reported the change in size on Wednesday, but noted that it is still much smaller than the maximum projected size to which scientists said it could grow.
The sinkhole is now 476 feet (from the northeast to the southwest) by 640 feet (from the northwest to the southeast).
State and local officials monitoring the situation will continue with regular overflights throughout the duration of the incident.