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Sinkhole:17-702 (Sarasota County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 17-702
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Sept. 20, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Englewood Hh-33
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 20 ft
Width: 20 ft
Depth: 15 ft
Slope of Sides: 80
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 3
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: 12
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Forest
Soil Type: Sandy W/Some Clay
Comments: LIMESTONE OCCURS AT 65 FEET BELOW SURFACE, IS NOT FLORIDAN. AQUIFER, BUT PART OF INTERMEDIATE AQUIFER. AFTER DRILLING. 100' IN LIMESTONE, DRILLING HIT A CAVERN AND RIG SANK INTO. SINK. DRILLING PAD WAS LOST.. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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