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Sinkhole:55-532 (Leon County, 1990)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 55-532
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Aug. 2, 1990
USGS Quadrangle Name: Tallahassee, F-17
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 50 ft
Width: 50 ft
Depth: 30 ft
Slope of Sides: 80
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 30
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: Yes
Landuse Codes: Forest
Soil Type: Slightly Clayey Loose Sand
Comments: AT APPOX 11:00 A.M. TIM MOODY NOTICED A 4' DIA HOLE. BY 16:00 TO 18:00 HOLE HAD ENLARGED TO FINAL SIZE.. . . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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