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Sinkhole:26-5212 (Alachua County, 1986)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 26-5212
Verified Sinkhole: None
Date: Oct. 1, 1986
USGS Quadrangle Name: Archer M-31
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 20 ft
Width: 15 ft
Depth: 15 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Unknown
Triggering Mechanisms: New Construction
Pre-collapse indicators: None
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Industrial/Commercial
Soil Type: Sand
Comments: MARCH 1985 CONTAMINATION WAS FOUND IN GROUNDWATER. AROUND THE 145 ACRE SITE. LANDFILL SIGHT COLLAPSED. WHEN EARTH SCRAPERS WERE DIGGING A NEW LANDFILL. CELL. REPORT AND PICTURES IN FILE.. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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