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Sinkhole:08-710 (Hernando County, 1974)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-710
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Sept. 19, 1974
USGS Quadrangle Name: Weeki Wachee
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 150 ft
Width: 130 ft
Depth: 70 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 12
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: 24
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Wetland
Soil Type: Sandy Soil
Comments: DRILL TEST HOLE AT ABOUT 230 FT. DEPTH WHEN COLLAPSE OCCURRED. NEW WELL. RIG WAS LOST, AS WELL AS A WATER TRUCK AND A TRAILER LOADED WITH PIPE.. THE TRAILER AND THE DRILL RIG WERE NOT VISIBLE WHEN SITE WAS VISITED THE. FOLLOWING DAY. WATER GRADUALLY RO


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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