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Sinkhole:16-543 (Polk County, 1975)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-543
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: April 15, 1975
USGS Quadrangle Name: Lake Wales
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 10 ft
Width: 10 ft
Depth: 15 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Unknown
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Unknown
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: Unknown
Comments: THIS SINK CLOSED BOTH RAIL ROAD TRACKS AND S.R.60. REQUIRED 15 TRUCK LOADS TO FILL SINK. END. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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