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Sinkhole:55-709 (Leon County, 2008)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 55-709
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Sept. 8, 2008
USGS Quadrangle Name: Tallahassee
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 17 ft
Width: 12 ft
Depth: 2 ft
Slope of Sides: 5
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Unknown
Triggering Mechanisms: Excessive Rainfall
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Grayish Orange Clayey Sand
Comments: NW SIDE SHOWING SLUMB CRACKS INDICATING UNDERGROUND CAVITY, SINK IS 8' FROM FENCE. LOCATED IN SUBURBAN LOW DENSITY AREA. RELATED TO OTHER SIINKS, SEVERAL SCATTERED NEARBY. THE SINK TOOK SEVERAL DAYS TO FORM. ADVICE: PLACE LOAD OF DIRT TO HELP STOP FU


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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