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'Grass zit' video goes viral, raises questions about phenomenon

(Source: Tony Lucius) (Source: Tony Lucius)
(Source: Tony Lucius) (Source: Tony Lucius)
(Source: Tony Lucius) (Source: Tony Lucius)
PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Tony Lucius of Paragould released a video recently that shows a bubble of water under his grass.

When Lucius shot the video, he wasn't sure what he was looking at, but had a good feeling that what was under the grass was water.

[Watch video from Tony Lucius posted to Facebook by KAIT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan]

"I kind of assumed since we had about four to five inches of rain here at the house, so I just went over there and took my foot as you saw in the video before and I just pushed on it and you could tell there was probably water under there," Lucius said.

The phenomenon can be caused by several things: water leaks under ground, natural springs, or heavy rain.

It is commonly found around an area where sod isn't completely rooted into the ground that it is placed over, there is a space that forms between the sod and soil and it allows for water to build up there and form a bubble because there is nowhere else for the water to go.

Lucius said he expects it either came from heavy rain or a natural spring since his neighbor up the road had the same thing happen and discovered a natural spring at the location.

Lucius said while he isn't exactly sure if it was from a natural spring or rain, he plans to do some more investigating to see what caused it.

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