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Sinkhole:16-702 (Polk County, 1989)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-702
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Dec. 25, 1989
USGS Quadrangle Name: Lake Wales(Z-39)
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 34.8 ft
Width: 30.8 ft
Depth: 20 ft
Slope of Sides: 45
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 12
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Plumpage
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand With Organics
Comments: TWO (2) SINKHOLES AT THIS SITE. POSS. TRIGGERING MECHANISMS FOR BOTH. MAY BE FREEZE PROTECTION OF DECEMBER 1989. SITE LOCATED OVER AREA OF. PER-HISTORIC SINKHOLE; POSS. REACTVATION. REFER F.S.R.I. CODES. 16-703 & 16-702 FOR INFORMATION OF BOTH SINKHOLES.


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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