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Sinkhole:36-529 (Marion County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 36-529
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 18, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Ocala West
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 30 ft
Width: 30 ft
Depth: 30 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: VERY DRY WEATHER FOLLOWED BY HEAVY RAIN. 15 YEARS AGO SINK OCCURED AT THIS SAME SPOT,. IT TOOK 14 TRUCK LOADS OF FILL,. THIS TIME IT WILL TAKE ABOUT 200 TRUCK LOADS. END. . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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