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Sinkhole:55-710 (Leon County, 2008)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 55-710
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Sept. 8, 2008
USGS Quadrangle Name: Tallahassee
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 10 ft
Width: 10 ft
Depth: 3.5 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: Yes
Subsidence Rate: Unknown
Triggering Mechanisms: Excessive Rainfall
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Grayish Orange Clayey Sand
Comments: SLUMPING EVIDENT, LOTS OF GARBAGE. GARBAGE IN THE SINK MAY HELP ANY FURTHER RAVELING AND PROMOTE FURTHER DISSOLUTION LEADING TO FUTURE SUBSIDENCE. REMOVING GARBAGE AND FILLING THE SINKHOLE WOULD HELP PREVENT FUTURE SUBSIDENCE. END. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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