Tuesday, the monster sinkhole of Bayou Corne gobbled either 1,500 square feet of land or 30,000 square feet of land along the eastern rim of the funnel-shaped hole, depending on whether one speaks to corporate or government.
Before this week's large increase in size, the sinkhole surface was estimated to be 5.5-acre on the surface, roughly the size of more than five football fields. Based on Assumption Parish Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director John Boudreaux, the surface is now closer to the size of six football fields.
Yesterday's official sinkhole flyover video has further disturbed some people observing for the first time what appears to be a massive increase in size due to the most recent collapse.
In the video, the sinkhole can also be seen spilling into new parts of the nearby swampland.