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Sinkhole:16-718 (Polk County, 1991)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-718
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: July 12, 1991
USGS Quadrangle Name: Babson Park, Aa-39
Size Dimensions: Unknown
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 150 ft
Width: 150 ft
Depth: 50 ft
Slope of Sides: 45
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 25
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand & Clay
Comments: LARGE SINKHOLE WHICH SWALLOWED A HOME. MANY NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ON THE EVENT.. SINKHOLE IS IN LINE WITH A SERIES OF SINKHOLES KNOWN AS CROOKED LAKE AND LAKE. CLINCH. SINKHOLE COULD HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED BY WELL DRILLING NEARBY.. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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