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Sinkhole:16-567 (Polk County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-567
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 3, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Eloise
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 20 ft
Width: 30 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Slope of Sides: 45
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: 14
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sandy
Comments: SINKHOLE OCCURED DIRECTLY NEXT TO THIS ONE IN 1981. IT WAS FILLED WITH CONCRETE. THE 1981 SINK DID MINOR DAMAGE TO BUILDING. THIS ONE DID MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE SAME BUILDING. THERE ARE DROUGHT CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME. END. .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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