Florida Sinkholes  

Sinkhole:08-559 (Hernando County, 1990)



Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-559
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: May 14, 1990
USGS Quadrangle Name: Weeki Wachee Spr.
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: Yes
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 With Some Clay
Comments: REFER TO REPORTS 08-558, 08-557,08-559. SINKS LOCATED AT THIS SITE. . . . . .

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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