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  • What is a sinkhole?

    A sinkhole is a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage. Basically, this means that when it rains, all of the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. Sinkholes are most common in what geologists call, "karst terrain." These are ...

  • Florida Caverns State Park | Florida State Parks

    Florida Caverns has reopened a limited portion of the park. Only the ranger station, visitor center, museum, cave tours, hickory picnic pavilion and the playground are open. Guided flashlight cave tours are available on a limited first come, first serve basis. Please call the park at 850-482-1228 ...

  • 12 Epic Summer Swimming Holes in Florida - Trips to Discover

    Jul 19, 2019 · With more than 700 crystal clear springs, endless summer days, and a variety of lush landscapes, Florida has the perfect combination for a road trip around its pristine Mother Nature-made swimming holes. Lucky for us, Florida is spoiled for choice with breathtaking and refreshing swimming holes situated within driving distance from each other, making it easy to make ple pit stops.

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  • Crews find body of teen who jumped from ledge at Ocala...

    OCALA, Fla. - Search crews found a teenage boy dead after he disappeared when he jumped from a rock ledge at a popular swimming hole in Marion County Saturday morning, officials said. "It's a ...

  • News - Ocala sinkhole situation worsens; numerous homes at ...

    May 02, 2018 · Ocala Fire Rescue and Ocala Police instructed those living nearest the sinkholes to leave their homes until they could be deemed safe by a geo-engineering company; the .

  • Sinkholes are an ever-growing pain for Marion ...

    Apr 21, 2013 · The concrete-encased, roughly three-inch diameter galvanized support piers are set in casings that are drilled down to the "stratum," or limestone, anywhere from 20 to 80 feet below the ...

  • Karst Features and Hydrogeology in West-central Florida-A ...

    The Ocala Limestone is typically bound by unconformities. Depths to the top of the formation range from land surface to 285 ft below sea level. The Ocala Limestone extends throughout west-central Florida except for some regions to the north and east towards the central part of the state. The Ocala Limestone obtains a maximum thickness of 230 ft.

  • Crews find body of teen who jumped from ledge at Ocala...

    OCALA, Fla. - Search crews found a teenage boy dead after he disappeared when he jumped from a rock ledge at a popular swimming hole in Marion County Saturday morning, officials said. "It's a ...

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  • 7 Most Likely Sinkhole Areas In Florida | Bulldog Adjusters

    The Ocala area has long been susceptible to sinkholes, but there hasn't been much development in the area. But like every part of Florida, development is growing and now there is more at risk. As more people move to the Ocala area, Central Florida becomes one of the worst sinkhole areas in the state. 2.

  • Ocala Limestone - Wikipedia

    The Ocala Limestone consists of almost pure limestones with occasional dolomites. It can be subdivided into both lower and upper facies with the lower facies composed of a whitish to cream-colored, fine to medium grained, poorly to moderately hard, fossil rich grainstone and packstone. The upper Ocala is white and somewhat weak and poorly sorted.