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Sinkhole:16-606 (Polk County, 1989)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-606
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Nov. 5, 1989
USGS Quadrangle Name: Eloise (Z-38)
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 50 ft
Width: 50 ft
Depth: 35 ft
Slope of Sides: 60
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Yes
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: Forest
Soil Type: Sand & Clay
Comments: SINKHOLE IS APPX. 40 FT. WIDE AT BOTTOM.. VISIBLE LIMESTONE IS PROBABLY PART OF INTERMEDIATE HAWTHORN FORMATION.. . . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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