Interesting story, I saw that Kimble White works for Cambrain Environmental Services so he is working with the utility.
Having worked a lot of sinkhole collapse issues up in Tennessee and Kentucky, it would seem that the utilities ran over a cave entrance which was not stabilized. Movement of the fill created a crack in the water line which ran water into the cave – basically power washing the fill into the cave which resulted in the collapse. Sort of the same mechanism that forms sinkholes near cracks in storm and sanitary sewer lines in non karst areas. Then again, this like auditing someone’s finances over the phone. Kind of hard to do without looking at it closely. Maybe Kimble will have more information. It can be repaired if they know what they are doing. Otherwise, it will result in continued collapse at the site. Geary Schindel From: Texascavers [mailto:texascavers-boun...@texascavers.com] On Behalf Of Heather Tucek Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 8:21 AM To: Texas Cavers <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [Texascavers] New Cave in Brushy Creek area? https://kxan.com/2018/02/08/20-foot-deep-sinkhole-opens-in-williamson-county/ Has anyone seen this yet? Apparently someone has already been down there breaking formations: " Cambrian Environmental Services sent two scientists repelling into the cave to help map it out. A growing crowd of neighbors looked on as the scientists returned to the surface carrying a stalactite and details from the inside of the cave. " And someone else isn't up on how caves form? " “We don’t know if this could spread, we definitely don’t want children in the area,” said Andrew Johnson, president of the neighborhood HOA. " Might be worth someone in the area going to talk with the HOA to prevent people from unknowingly getting themselves in a position they need to be rescued: " “We could have a cave club, go spelunking together maybe,” Mitchell laughed. " -- Go find out! -Heather Tuček TSA Membership Chair NSS 59660 (512) 773-1348 trog...@cavechat.org<mailto:trog...@cavechat.org> cbcaves.com<http://cbcaves.com>
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