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Sinkhole:10-777 (Hillsborough County, 1983)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 10-777
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Dec. 29, 1983
USGS Quadrangle Name: Plant City West Y-34
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 5 ft
Width: 5 ft
Depth: 20 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 3
Limestone Visible: Yes
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Pasture
Soil Type: Grayish Sand To Sandy Limeston
Comments: SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES RECORDED DURING THIS INTERVAL. EXTREME FROST C. ITIONS. HEAVY IRRIGATION IN VICINITY FOR FREEZE PROTECTION. EIGHT INCH. LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 2-300 FEET SSE OF SINK. ONE COW AND ONE RABBIT DR. OWNER SAID, COW WENT TO SLEEP IN


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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