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Sinkhole:16-603 (Polk County, 1989)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-603
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 28, 1989
USGS Quadrangle Name: Bartow
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 38 ft
Width: 42 ft
Depth: 62 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 62
Limestone Visible: Yes
Cave Visible: Yes
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Grove
Soil Type: Sand W/Iron Deposits, Limeston
Comments: SMALL STREAM FLOWING IN LOWER CAVERN (NORTH SIDE). PHOTOGRAPH AND MAPS WITH DATA ATTACHED TO HARD COPY.. . . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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