Florida Sinkholes  

Sinkhole:16-860 (Polk County, 2011)



Sinkhole Reference Number: 16-860
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Feb. 13, 2011
USGS Quadrangle Name: Bartow
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 10 ft
Width: 12 ft
Depth: 6 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible:
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Unknown
Pre-collapse indicators:
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type:
Comments: SWP110213-827: a possible sinkhole has formed in place of an old well 60 feet from the backdoor of the residence; residents have been evacuated due to chlorine smell eminating from hole

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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