Cover-subsidence type of sinkholes.

Diagram showing cover-subsidence type of sinkholes.

Detailed Description

Cover-subsidence sinkholes 

Cover-subsidence sinkholes tend to develop gradually where the covering sediments are permeable and contain sand. In areas where cover material is thicker or sediments contain more clay, cover-subsidence sinkholes are relatively uncommon, are smaller, and may go undetected for long periods.



Image Dimensions: 1519 x 449

Location Taken: FL, US