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Section 3
Sinkhole Hazards in Florida

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm Florida, Section 3: Sinkhole Hazards in Florida.


Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about major karst areas in North America, visit the following web site:

    Karst and the USGS, USGS
    Homepage of the USGS Karst Website.  Map of the United States shows major karst areas.  Click on a major area to learn more information about that area.

  2. To learn more about sinkholes and aquifers, visit the following web sites:

    Sinkholes, University of Florida
    Examines sinkholes and the role they play in refilling aquifers in Florida.

    Sinkholes, Florida Department of Natural Resources
    Overview of sinkhole development and the role they play in surface and groundwater drainage systems.

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Resources

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

Karst

What is Karst?, USGS
Brief description of karst terrain.

Florida Geological Survey - Hazards – Sinkholes, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Describes the occurrence of sinkholes in Florida.

Sinkhole Type, Development, and Distribution in Florida, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Map showing the occurrence of sinkholes in Florida.

Sinkholes, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Describes karst landforms found in Florida.

Sinkholes, West-Central Florida, USGS
Examines the development of sinkholes and their occurrence in west-central Florida.

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