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Sinkhole:16-588 (Polk County, 1986)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-588
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 25, 1986
USGS Quadrangle Name: Davenport X-39
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 115 ft
Width: 115 ft
Depth: -
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 15
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Cropland(Agriculture)
Soil Type: Sandy
Comments: WELL WAS DRILLED 4/5/86. PUMP WAS INSTALLED A WEEK AFTER, BUT NO. EXTENSIVE PUMPING HAS BEEN DONE. COLLAPSE BETWEEN 10:30 P.M. 6/25 AND. 7:00 A.M. 6/26/86. BETWEEN 7:30 A.M. AND 2:30 P.M. IT GREW. WATER. SEEPING IN FROM THE SIDES.. END. . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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