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Sinkhole:08-700 (Hernando County, 1976)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-700
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Sept. 1, 1976
USGS Quadrangle Name: Masaryktown
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 2 ft
Width: 2 ft
Depth: 5 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 1
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Unknown
Triggering Mechanisms: Excessive Rainfall
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: SINKHOLE WAS NOTICED AFTER A HEAVY RAIN. BUT OFFICIAL NOAA WEATHER PUBLICATION LISTS BROOKSVILLE CHIN HILL. STATION REPORTING NO RAIN. THIS IS NEAREST WEATHER STATION. DOMESTIC WELL NEARBY---190'TOTAL DEPTH, 60; CASING, W/L 120' BELOW SURFA. ORIENTATION


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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