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Sinkhole:15-700 (Pinellas County, 1983)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 15-700
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Nov. 2, 1983
USGS Quadrangle Name: Safety Harbor
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 60 ft
Width: 50 ft
Depth: 3 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
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: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand
Comments: ST. PETE TIMES 11-3-84 HAS PHOTOS. JIM LITTLEFIELD VISITED SITE AND HAS. AND PHOTOS. HEAVY STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDING, ROAD AND ASPHALT PARKI. DAMAGED. RENNA AND SCARBOROUGH HANDLED IT. ABOUT 3' OF SAND OVERLIE 6. OF WOOD WITH BLACK ORGANIC SANDY


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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