Florida Sinkholes  

Sinkhole:16-049 (Polk County, 1998)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-049
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 15, 1998
USGS Quadrangle Name: Lake Wales
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 80 ft
Width: 80 ft
Depth: 14 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Unknown
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Unknown
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Not Recorded
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: SWALLOWED CONCRETE FLOOR OF CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA INSIDE THE MALL. HAYWARD BAKER CO. POURED 12000 CUBIC YARDS OF CEMENT INTO SINK TO FILL IT. END. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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