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This Sinkhole in Kansas Will Leave You Terrified Of Earth

With the year coming to a close, now is the perfect time to look back at the past year and reflect on all the good and bad that happened in 2015. When I began reminiscing about another year in Kansas, my mind immediately drifted to the Canyon Farms Golf Club in Lenexa and the terrifying sinkhole that no one saw coming…

According to a statement posted to the Golf Club’s Facebook page, “On Friday, June 19, an isolated sink hole appeared east of Hole 13 on the Canyon Farms Golf Course in Lenexa, Kansas. Portions of the golf course are constructed over a non-operating limestone mine. The area where the sink hole appeared had subsurface conditions inferior to the rest of the mine. A safe perimeter has been secured around the site. The majority of the mine is considered stable according to various geotechnical studies. Excessive groundwater from the wet spring is believed to have contributed to stress on the mine roof at that location. The mine is being evaluated and a course of action to stabilize this portion of the mine will be determined shortly.”

If you are a member of the Golf Club and are looking forward to teeing up this spring, you shouldn’t run into any problems — shortly after the sinkhole emerged, the ground was repaired and ready to be played on once again.

How is that for an eventful moment in 2015? What do you think is the craziest thing to have happened in Kansas this year? Please share with us in the comments!

Annie
Annie is a wife, mom, new homeowner, and blogger with a love of God, family, and chicken nachos (in that order).