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Sinkhole:16-568 (Polk County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-568
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 5, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Lakeland
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 3 ft
Width: 2 ft
Depth: 6 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: Yes
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Ground Loading
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Pasture
Soil Type: Sandy,Dry
Comments: VERY DRY WEATHER,. THIS SINK IS IN THE MIDDLE OF PASTURE.. A HEAVY PROPANE TRUCK PASSED DIRECTLY OVER ,. ONE DAY BEFORE SINK OPENED. END. . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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