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Sinkholes in West-central Florida, Freeze Event of 2010
Sinkholes in West-central Florida, Freeze Event of 2010
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Title: Sinkholes in West-central Florida, Freeze Event of 2010


More than 110 sinkholes formed in the Dover area of Florida during a freeze event in January 2010. Ground water levels dropped to record-setting lows as farmers pumped water to irrigate their plants for protection from the cold temperatures. The sinkholes destroyed homes, roads and sections of cultivated areas.

Location: Dover, FL, USA

Date Taken: January 2010

Photographer: Ann Tihansky
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Photographer Organization: USGS

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Dimensions: 2256 x 1496

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Tags: 2010FloridaFreezeEvent Florida damage groundwater hazards home irrigation sinkholes water west-central



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