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Sinkhole:26-017 (Alachua County, 1997)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 26-017
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Dec. 18, 1997
USGS Quadrangle Name: Newberry
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: -
Width: -
Depth: 15 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Yes
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Excessive Rainfall
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Pasture
Soil Type: White Clean Sand
Comments: SEVERAL SINKS IN HOLDING POND COLLAPSED AFTER HEAVY RAINS. 30 MIL PLASTIC LINER BROKE. COLLAPES WAS RAPID.. BEGAN 12/18/97. SIX-EIGHT MORE IN MARCH AFTER RAINS. BLAINE SUGGS, PUBLIC WORKS DIR. TOPO IN FILE. FGS VISIT 3/27/98. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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