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Sinkhole:14-596 (Pasco County, 1987)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 14-596
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Nov. 1, 1987
USGS Quadrangle Name: Zephyrhills X-34
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 6 ft
Width: 6 ft
Depth: -
Slope of Sides: -
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: No
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Wetland
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: FIFTY THOUSAND GALLONS OF TREATED WASTE WATER DRAINED DOWN. THE SINKHOLE WHICH FORMED IN THE PERCOLATION POND. COUNTY WORKERS. TESTED NEARBY MONITOR WELLS TO SEE IF THE WASTEWATER HAD ANY EFFECT. ON GROUNDWATER IN THE VICINITY OF THE PLANT. TREATED WAS


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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