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Sinkhole:16-540 (Polk County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-540
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Jan. 23, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Eloise
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 15 ft
Width: 15 ft
Depth: 7 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Unknown
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Ground Loading
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sandy
Comments: THIS SINK HAS OPENED AND BEEN FILLED FIVE TIMES ( AT THIS LOCATION ). THIS SINK WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR TWO HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS. END. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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