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Sinkhole:15-702 (Pinellas County, 1975)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 15-702
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: April 16, 1975
USGS Quadrangle Name: Dunedin
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 18 ft
Width: 15 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 5
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Unknown
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Grove
Soil Type: Sand
Comments: AREA BEING PREPARED FOR IRRIGATION. 600 FT. TD. 102 FT. CASING.. WELL WAS PUMPING. CAUSED FIVE SINKS. SEE 15-712,713,714,715 FOR OTHERS.. COLLAPSE DURATION WAS OVER 12 HOUR PERIOD. 16 INCH PUMPING WELL WITH A. 23 INCH WELL BEING DRILLED NEARBY. REPORT


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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