Bayou Corne Incident 2012
Incident Summary and Timeline
June/July 2012 - Assumption Parish government officials, state government, and federal agencies join in an investigation of unexplanied bubbling in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou
August 3, 2012 - Area of wooded swamp located in Bayou Corne began to subside and slurry and this activity led Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh to issue a Declaration of Emergency
At the same time, Assumption Parish declared a state of emergency and Governor Bobby Jindal in Proclamation 82 BJ 2012 declared a statewide emergency as a result of the threat of subsidence and subsurface instability that could threaten the lives and property of citizens of Louisiana.
ALL DNR Bayou Corne Updates can be found here.
ALL DNR News Releases can be found here.
ALL DNR Commissioner's Executive Orders and Directives can be found here.
ALL Public Briefings can be found here.
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Other websites and information on Bayou Corne Incident-
Department of Environmental Quality website - La. Dept. of Environmental Quality