Center of the sinkhole reaches 750 feet deep

Center of the sinkhole reaches 750 feet deep
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POSTED: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 7:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 12:10pm

Assumption Parish emergency officials say they've now got a better idea just how deep the center of the massive sinkhole is in Bayou Corne.

Parish emergency officials did a depth experiment on Saturday. They used a chord to measure the depth. It went down to 750 feet to the bottom. Parish leaders have sent the info to the blue ribbon commission. That's the group who will help figure out when it's ok for residents to go home.

People living in Bayou Corne have lived under a mandatory evacuation since August 3, 2012.

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