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.

October 7, 2016 - Agency Response to TBC NFA-ATT Request;
Attachment 1, Attachment 2, Attachment 3, Attachment 4, Attachment 5, Attachment 6

ALL DENR Bayou Corne Updates
can be found here.

ALL DENR News Releases can be found here.

ALL DENR Commissioner's Executive Orders and Directives can be found here.

ALL Public Briefings can be found here.

Latest DENR News Release -

August 22, 2013- DENR Secretary Chustz provides update on Bayou Corne

July 16, 2013 - CBI Provides Status Update

May 1, 2013 - Blue Ribbon Commission holds Public Safety Briefing

                   - CBI Provides Status Update 5/1/13

April 5, 2013 - Blue Ribbon Initial Technical Briefing (Slide Presentation)

April 2, 2013 - Blue Ribbon Commission Initial Meeting Set

March 22, 2013 - Members Announced for Blue Ribbon Commission on Bayou Corne Safety

Other websites and information on Bayou Corne Incident-

Assumption Parish Government website- and blog

Department of Environmental Quality website - La. Dept. of Environmental Quality

GOHSEP - La. Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security 

Q and A : Common Questions about Bayou Corne Incident