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Sinkhole:15-701 (Pinellas County, 1981)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 15-701
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: March 18, 1981
USGS Quadrangle Name: Dunedin
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 18 ft
Width: 18 ft
Depth: 6 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 4
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: ST. PETE TIMES 3/19/81 HAS PHOTO. SINK OCCURRED IN 2-3 HOURS.. CARPORT WAS SEVERLY DAMAGED, ACTUALLY SANK INTO THE SINKHOLE. ANOTHER S. OCCURRED, SEE 15-711. OWNER HAD PUT IN A NEW LAWN. WATER BILL FOR PREV. MONTH WAS. $200.00. IRRIGATION OR BROK


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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