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These Two Giant Sink Holes in Texas Are Getting Bigger

Two gaping holes in the West Texas desert have long been a concern for local authorities, and that concern only continues to grow as the two holes expand and threaten to converge into one, a collapse that could be catastrophic.

Decades of drilling for oil and gas in this part of Winkler County, especially during the peak years between 1926 and 1964, have resulted in an extremely unstable landscape. Freshwater has found its way deep underground, dissolving interbedded salt layers and in turn creating all kinds of issues, including the two infamous Wink Sinks.



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