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Sinkhole:17-700 (Sarasota County, 1981)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 17-700
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: July 21, 1981
USGS Quadrangle Name: Venice
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 8 ft
Width: 8 ft
Depth: 5 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 5
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: New Construction
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: No
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Leon Fine Sand
Comments: HAPPENED SUDDENLY AT 4:50 P.M. A POND JUST NORTH WAS BEING CLEANED AND. DUG DEEPER (200' NORTH OF SINK). A DOMESTIC WELL, 3 DIAM., IS ABOUT 20'. EAST OF SINK. 78' TOTAL DEPTH OF WELL, 41' CASING. NO SEDIMENTS IN WATE. SINK HAPPENED UNDER EAST END OF T


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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