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Sinkhole:02-653 (Citrus County, 1987)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 02-653
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Sept. 17, 1987
USGS Quadrangle Name: Homosassa S-31
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 40 ft
Width: 20 ft
Depth: 6 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 6
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: Yes
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Forest
Soil Type: Sand
Comments: IN THE PAST 3 YEARS, 3 SINKHOLES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA.. A DYE TRACE WAS CONDUCTED TO SEE IF THE SINK INFLUENCED DRAINAGE OF THE. SEPTIC TANK INTO THE FAMILY WELL. THE RESULTS WERE INCONCLUSIVE.. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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