Assumption Parish Government officials say it has grown between 1 1/2 and 2 feet since last year, now up to about 35 acres.
But the Earth has other ideas, and is stabilizing the vast hole:
Seismic testing has shown decreasing action over the last year. Previous tests have indicated that there are no further voids that would cause another hole in the area. Other scientific modeling has suggested the hole will not reach the nearby highway or the Bayou Corne waterway.
It’s that stability that has led the parish government to slowly drop mandatory evacuation orders to voluntary evacuations.
(thanks to Steven Kaye)