Florida Sinkholes  

Sinkhole:16-524 (Polk County, 1984)



Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-524
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Feb. 8, 1984
USGS Quadrangle Name: Bartow
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 6 ft
Width: -
Depth: 50 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 50
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Yes
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Unknown
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Wet Clean Soil
Comments: U. NEAR 509. END. . . . .

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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