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Sinkhole:29-505 (Columbia County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 29-505
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: March 19, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Lake City West
Size Dimensions: Unknown
Shape of Sinkhole: Unknown
Length: -
Width: -
Depth: -
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Unknown
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Excessive Rainfall
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Wetland
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: THIS SINK DRAINED ALLIGATOR LAKE AGAIN CREATING A 100 AC. MUD FLAT. THE LAKE WAS LAST DRAINED IN 1980 ; PARTLY IN 1978, COMPLETLY IN 1976. IT TAKES 3 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS TO FILL UP ( PAST EXPERIENCE). 20 YEARS AGO A DIKE WAS BUILT ARROUND SINKHOLE TO PREVE


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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