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Sinkhole:79-040 (Volusia County, 1987)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 79-040
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Sept. 1, 1987
USGS Quadrangle Name: Deland
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 5.5 ft
Width: 6.5 ft
Depth: 11 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Slow
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Unknown
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Not Recorded
Soil Type: Dry Soil
Comments: BACKHOE OPERATOR DROVE UP TO EDGE OF AREA. SH SUDDENLY COLLAPSED. END. . . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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