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Sinkhole:16-604 (Polk County, 1978)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-604
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Feb. 23, 1978
USGS Quadrangle Name: Lake Wales
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 30 ft
Width: 30 ft
Depth: 170 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Yes
Cave Visible: Unknown
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: Unk
Comments: LIMESTONE LAYER AT 170'. TWO CLASSROOMS & TWO RESTROOMS WERE DESTROYED. LOCATED NEAR 16-817, 16-579, 16-574, AND SEVERAL ANCIENT SINKS.. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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