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.
This week I’ve been observing a sinkhole on the @WhiteHouse North Lawn, just outside the press briefing room, growing larger by the day. pic.twitter.com/BsFUtxFqpB— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 22, 2018
“It was noticeably bigger between Sunday and Monday,” 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.
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