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Sinkhole:10-009 (Hillsborough County, 1989)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 10-009
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Jan. 1, 1989
USGS Quadrangle Name: Nichols (Z-35)
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 7 ft
Width: 7 ft
Depth: 1.5 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Pasture
Soil Type: Sandy
Comments: WHEN SITE WAS VISITED BY FSRI STAFF, MEASUREMENT WAS NOT PRACTICAL. AS CHANNEL WAS FULL OF WATER. IT'S BEEN SUGGESTED AREA WAS DISTURBED IN 1930'S. DUE TO PHOSPHATE MINING. THIS HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED, BUT IF TRUE MAY BE AN. ALTERNATIVE EXPLANATION TO FOR


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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