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Sinkhole:08-104 (Hernando County, 2001)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-104
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: July 16, 2001
USGS Quadrangle Name: Port Richey Ne
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 16 ft
Width: 16 ft
Depth: 10 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand
Comments: EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS. SINKHOLE IS APPROX 100' EAST OF RETENTION AREA. NEW 4" WELL WAS BEING DRILLED ABOUT 10' SOUTH OF SINKHOLE WHEN THE SINKHOLE OCCURRED. END. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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