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Friday, October 09, 2009

The day the earth opened: Giant sinkholes appear in High Springs

Published 10/8/09 - High Springs Herald
Less than 10 feet in width but more 50 feet deep, the sinkhole was the first of many discovered in High Spring after a Thursday, Sept. 15, torrential downpour. That downpour brought 5.4 inches to the area in 8 hours, according to Megan Wetherington with the Suwannee River Water Management District.

The largest sinkhole is a giant at 75 feet deep and more than a hundred feet across. About a half dozen more are clustered in the same area, with some ranging from just a few feet across and a few feet deep to others that are much larger and deeper.

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