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Sinkhole:08-509 (Hernando County, 1986)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-509
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: March 30, 1986
USGS Quadrangle Name: Weekiwachee Springs
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 51 ft
Width: 52 ft
Depth: 20 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Med. Fine Clean Quartz Sand
Comments: MR. HENRY PETERSON WITNESSED ENTIRE FORMATION. STARTED WHEN SMALL. STATUE (APPROX. 10' FROM SINK) TIPPED OVER. THE GROUND STARTED TO. SUBSIDE SLOWLY, AND THE TREE IN THE CENTER SLOWLY SANK. AS SINKHOLE. FORMED, THE AREA SLOWLY SUBSIDED TAKING TRANSFORMER


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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