Monster fissure grows, continues to threaten cliffside homes above Lake Whitney in Texas

Fissure Texas
A dream home above Lake Whitney, Texas, was beginning to crumble when a massive crack opened, so homeowners decided to burn it down in June 2014.
March 2015LAKE WHITNEY, Texas Those high-priced views aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. A house-eating fracture above a Texas lake is growing and could threaten more luxury properties, homeowners said. The giant chasm cuts across a cliff above Lake Whitney, and nervous observers worry they’re one big rain away from a life-threatening disaster. “It’s getting larger… it’s getting wider… it’s getting deeper,” neighbor Steve Mellgren told WFAA 8.
The owners of a $1 million mansion were forced to abandon their cliffhanging dream home in 2014 when the crack began to pare away the ground beneath them. They ultimately made the heartrending decision to torch the teetering structure before it toppled onto boaters below. The fiery demolition attracted scores of curious onlookers who thought they were witnessing a once-in-lifetime event. But there could be more fireworks on the precipice sooner than anyone imagined. “If we ever get a 5- or 6-inch rain, it could be the crowning blow,” Mellgren told WFAA 8. –NY Daily
                                                                                         Filed June 2014
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7 Responses to Monster fissure grows, continues to threaten cliffside homes above Lake Whitney in Texas

  1. archie1954 says:

    So where are the US vaunted corps of engineers? Are you telling me there is no way to stabilize the slope, no bulwark against further erosion? I find that difficult to believe.


    • aaronwt says:

      No they can’t stabilize it. The problem is the current crack and a big piece that can fall down to the lake. They would need to safely take down the current section. Otherwise someone below could get injured when it falls. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers overseas the lake. But it would take a ton of money to do any work. And no one is willing to pay for anything., So they are letting mother nature take it’s course.


    • Mer says:

      Archie1954 – You want my federal tax dollars to go to prop up the homes of zillionaires ? Really?


  2. Dennis E. says:

    Not being a Geologist, but the composition/stability of the soil would be interesting. It appears that looking at the picture this may not be the only casualty.


  3. elisabeth says:

    had a strange dream not too long ago. i dreamed over half of texas just fell off into nowhere, there wasnt even an ocean, not anything, the cliff that was left was so high up you couldnt see the bottom of where everything went.


  4. Yellow Bird says:

    texas has been booming for the last decade… but people have forgotten that inevitably a boom is followed by a bust. generally proportionate in size.


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