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Sinkhole:12-501 (Lee County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 12-501
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Sept. 5, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Bokeelia Jj-34
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 15 ft
Width: 15 ft
Depth: 100 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 10
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Yes
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: WELL DRILLING AT TIME OF COLLAPSE, SINK INDUCED BY WELL. 1 TRUCK RECOVERED, 1 STILL LOST, LIMESTONE ELEVATION LISTED. IS THE INTERMEDIATE AQUIFER RATHER THAN THE FLORIDIAN.. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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