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Sinkhole:11-536 (Lake County, 1989)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 11-536
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 30, 1989
USGS Quadrangle Name: Paisley(R-39)
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 350 ft
Width: 350 ft
Depth: 100 ft
Slope of Sides: 75
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 20
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Excessive Rainfall
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Grove
Soil Type: Red Clayey Sand
Comments: THIS IS A REACTIVATION OF AN ANCIENT, WATERFILLED SINKHOLE.. THE ORIGINAL SINKHOLE WAS APPOX. HALF THE SIZE.. WATER DRAINED WHEN SINK FIRST OCCURED, THEN SLOWLY FILLED AGAIN. TO PRESENT LEVEL. NUMEROUS PICTURES AVAILABLE.. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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