This week a sink hole opened on a farm near Swoope, Virginia (Augusta County) that is 20 feet deep, 9 feet long and 7 feet wide. The site is in the vicinity of the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). It is another example of the perils facing the construction of the ACP through the karst terrain that predominates so much of Augusta County and other portions of the project’s proposed route in western Virginia and eastern West Virginia. For more on this, see the News Leader story below and the associated video. (Photo courtesy of Bobby Whitecarver).