Sinkholes are large depressions in the ground's surface; they may occur gradually over a period of months or extremely rapidly as the ground's surface collapses. Sinkholes occur naturally as a result of interactions between surface water, groundwater and Florida's porous bedrock. The limestone rock just beneath the ground's surface is naturally riddled with fractures, fissures, cavities, tunnels and even full blown caves. Over time, water made slightly acidic by Florida's soil seeps down into the alkaline limestone and slowly dissolves it. As the water eats away at the rock new fissures are formed and existing ones become larger. In some places where the limestone is unstable or where large amounts of the rock have dissolved away, the ground can give way since it is no longer supported from below. The result is a sinkhole...click here to continue reading
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