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Sinkhole:08-523 (Hernando County, 1987)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-523
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: April 16, 1987
USGS Quadrangle Name: Weekiwachee Springs
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 30 ft
Width: 26 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Slope of Sides: 70
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: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand
Comments: ON 4/17/87 POURED 9 CUBIC YARDS OF CONCRETE ON BOTTOM, FILLED. WITH SAND, AND TOPPED WITH CRUSHED LIMESTONE. AREA WILL BE REPAVED. ON 4/21. SINK MAY BE IN LINE WITH TROUGH LIKE DEPRESSION IN SW PART. OF PARKING LOT. TWO OTHER SINKS OCCURRED IN THE ATT


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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