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Sinkhole:88-503 (Indian River County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 88-503
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Feb. 22, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Fellsmere Sw
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 45 ft
Width: 45 ft
Depth: 45 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 3
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Cropland(Agriculture)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: WELL DRILLING RIG WENT DOWN INTO SINK IT WAS PULLED OUT BY A BIG CRANE. END. . . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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