Florida Sinkholes  

Sinkhole:16-566 (Polk County, 1985)



Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-566
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: May 17, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Lakeland
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 116 ft
Width: 116 ft
Depth: 50 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 18
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand & Clay
Comments: CITY WELL FIELD 1/4 MILE OF SINK. END. . . . . .

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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