Florida Sinkholes  

Sinkhole:55-514 (Leon County, 1984)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 55-514
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Dec. 18, 1984
USGS Quadrangle Name: Tallahassee
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 1.5 ft
Width: 1.5 ft
Depth: 8 ft
Slope of Sides: -40
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: Unknown
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Dry Soil
Comments: THE OPENING IS 1.5 FEET WIDE AT SURFACE BUT SINK IS 12 FEET WIDE 8 FEET. IN 1981 SINK OPENED AT THIS SAME SPOT IT WAS 2O FEET DIA. AND 25 FEET DE. IT WAS FILLED AT THAT TIME. END. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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