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Sinkhole:14-583 (Pasco County, 1987)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 14-583
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 23, 1987
USGS Quadrangle Name: Tarpon Springs X-29
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 3.3 ft
Width: 4 ft
Depth: 3 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand
Comments: WELL WAS BEING DRILLED . WAS AT A DEPTH OF 27 FEET IN. LIMESTONE. PIPE WAS CUT, HOSE PUT IN, DROVE CASING, FLUSHED. DIRT OUT, TWO FOOT HOLE OPENED AROUND THE PIPE.. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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