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Sinkhole:08-005 (Hernando County, 1998)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-005
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: April 17, 1998
USGS Quadrangle Name: Port Richey Ne
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 150 ft
Width: 150 ft
Depth: 75 ft
Slope of Sides: 40
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 60
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Plumpage
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Not Recorded
Soil Type: White Sand
Comments: 14 HOURS TO DEVELOP. SINKS AT THIS SITE LAST YEAR. BISECTS 3 PROPERTIES. DESTROYED PART OF TV SHOP. BOTTOM NOT VISIBLE. WATER VISIBLE ON MONDAY.. . . DRAWING IN FILE.. NEAR FLA. WATER SERVICE WELL # 29.


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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