Florida Sinkholes  

Sinkhole:08-556 (Hernando County, 1990)



Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-556
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: May 28, 1990
USGS Quadrangle Name: Weeki Wachee Springs
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 16 ft
Width: 15 ft
Depth: 4 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Excessive Rainfall
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sandy
Comments: There are three more sinks at sitr-(08-557, 08-558,. and 08-559). There are many ancient sinks nearby.. . . . . .

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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