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Sinkhole:16-565 (Polk County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-565
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: May 2, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Lakeland
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 59 ft
Width: 49 ft
Depth: 15 ft
Slope of Sides: 65
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Yes
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Ground Loading
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: THIS SINK COMPLETLY DESTROYED WIGRENS MOBILE HOME. AND DAMAGED SMITHS MOBILE HOME. END. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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