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Sinkhole in Frederick, Maryland
Sinkhole in Frederick, Maryland
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Title: Sinkhole in Frederick, Maryland


Cover-collapse sinkhole in limestone near Frederick, Maryland (September 2003). Many sinkholes occur along highways where rainwater runoff is concentrated into storm drains and ditches increasing the rate of sinkhole development (note the sewer drain pipe beneath roadway).

Location: Frederick, MD, USA

Date Taken: 9/2003

Photographer: Randall Orndorff
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Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey

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Learn more about sinkholes by reading an online overview story or a USGS fact sheet.

To see a catalog of all geologic maps for the country, visit the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program website.

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