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Old 05-28-2018, 03:50 PM
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Thanks VillagerFrog. Very interesting. Please keep this updated. I don't represent the developer or the unofficial chamber of commerce as some on this thread do. Information is always welcome.
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Thanks VillagerFrog. Very interesting. Please keep this updated. I don't represent the developer or the unofficial chamber of commerce as some on this thread do. Information is always welcome.
From an article in Smithsonian Magazine.

"The number of reported sinkholes in The Villages has spiked in recent years. An official with The Villages Public Safety Department told the Orlando Sentinel that residents had reported “several” sinkholes in 2016, though none affecting homes—an assessment matched by the archives of **************. Ditto for 2015; in 2014 three sinkholes affected six homes.

In 2017, by stark contrast, at least 32 sinkholes were reported by that independent news site. At least eight homes were affected, plus a country club, a busy intersection, a Lowe’s home improvement store, and the local American Legion post, the largest in the world. (The Daily Sun, a large newspaper owned by The Villages’ developer, reported on none of them except the one at the busy intersection, only to say the hole was “later determined not likely” a sinkhole.) In just the first three months of 2018, at least 11 sinkholes were reported by **************, affecting eight homes—all before sinkhole season even started, in early spring. Four more sinkholes sprang up this week."

The ******s are the unmentionable news source.

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You seem to be interested in sinkholes. I'm considering making a fictional film called Sinkhole and maybe we could talk. I'm a filmmaker.
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VillageFrog58, thank you for your observations regarding the sinkholes in TV.

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Anybody know of any sinkholes since the last posting on this Thread? Overall a good informational Thread as long as it is not taken out of context.
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Anybody know of any sinkholes since the last posting on this Thread? Overall a good informational Thread as long as it is not taken out of context.
Nope. I really expected one recently when we had a LOT of rain after a sort of dry spell.

I don't know how anybody can plot where one will be but there is a lot of information about where they have occurred which is in the west-central part of Florida. Just google; Map of sinkholes in Florida and you will get a bunch.

map of sinkholes in florida 2019 - Bing
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There was one on Fenster in Fernandina about six or seven years ago. It always seemed to me that they occurred on golf courses or on retention ponds.
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Thanks for the map.
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I have been a resident of the Villages for only a few years. Using the news releases and postings on this website, I got the elevation chart from the Sumter county website and overlayed (using google maps) the roads of the villages. From that, I put a yellow dot where I have record of past sinkholes; whether big ones or little ones. Using Google earth (which has plotted every road in the Villages) and the elevation they provide, I put the elevation of that area by the yellow dot. Disregarding two areas where sinkholes occurred because of retention pond lining issues, I have 8 others as shown. What I found (though absolutely unscientific) is that of the 8 that I know of, were all below 84 feet in elevation, with the lowest being at 63 ft. There are portions of the Villages where the elevation is much higher... all the way up to 140 feet. No sinkholes have occurred in those areas. So.. I'm thinking that the more elevation / ground you have under you, the lesser the probability of a sinkhole occurring. Anyhow, I'm just sharing for those that may be interested. And BTW, if I am missing any locations from the past, just post it's location and date and I will add to the chart.
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I am new to this forum but feel compelled to reply. Thank you very much for your hard work and attention to detail. I found it very interesting, informative.and quite helpful as I am exploring some homes online and hope to purchase one in the near future. Thank you again.
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