#1 Sinkhole forms on White House north lawn by Katelyn Caralle | May 22, 2018 01:07 PM by algernonpj 22.05.2018 14:40

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Sinkhole forms on White House north lawn
by Katelyn Caralle
May 22, 2018 01:07 PM

A small sinkhole has begun to form on the north lawn of the White House this past week, and a reporter has been tracking its progression.

“This week I’ve been observing a sinkhole on the @WhiteHouse North Lawn, just outside the press briefing room, growing larger by the day,” Voice of America reporter Steve Herman posted to Twitter on Tuesday.

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“It was noticeably bigger between Sunday and Monday,” Voice of American reporter Steve Herman said. “It’s more than a foot long right now.”

A second sinkhole has formed right next to it.

The joke that Washington is a swamp has been widely shared among residents and those around the country, especially as it was used in the 2016 presidential campaign.

However, the nation's capital was built on a real swamp that could sink as much as six inches this century.

Other sinkholes have appeared around the city in the last few years, even forcing some to abandon their houses in March, but this is the first to affect the White House grounds.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/...ouse-north-lawn


Can it be true. Is the swamp actually shrinking slightly ?

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