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Sinkhole:08-508 (Hernando County, 1986)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-508
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Feb. 19, 1986
USGS Quadrangle Name: Port Richey Ne V-31
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 30 ft
Width: 30 ft
Depth: 20 ft
Slope of Sides: 85
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 15
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand, White Clay
Comments: NEW WELL BEING DRILLED. DRILLER LEFT AT 1150. BY 1205. HOLE HAD ALREADY STARTED COLLAPSING AWAY FROM WELL.. NEIGHBORS SPRINKLERS WENT ON FRI 230-NOISES AND ADDIT. MOVEMENT. PHOTOS IN FILE.. END. . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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