Florida Sinkholes  

Sinkhole:08-558 (Hernando County, 1990)



Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-558
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: May 28, 1990
USGS Quadrangle Name: Weeki Wachee Springs
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 10 ft
Width: 7 ft
Depth: 4.5 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: Sand
Comments: two more sinks at site, many ancient sinks nearby. (08-557 & 08-556 & 08-559). sinks occured in bottom. of retension basin.. . . . .

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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