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Old 09-12-2020, 09:55 AM
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When WAS that meeting?
June 9.2016..you must remember!!!! "A Southwest Florida Water Management District official said Wednesday that the district plans to approve a 20-year water use permit for an Ocala company to pump nearly 500,000 gallons of water daily from two springs along County Road 470 near Sumterville.The well normally would operate 13 hours daily and fill 80 trucks with 6,200 gallons each, according to the permit application. In peak months, it would operate around-the-clock and pump 892,000 gallons, filling 144 trucks. " quote from other news site

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Old 11-13-2020, 10:45 AM
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We almost purchased a home in the village.of Alhambra last February. Come to find out that house and a few others were victims of sink holes and the news wasn't disclosed in the seller's statement.we found out by going online and investigating. Beware
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To me, predicting sinkholes is like predicting 100 year floods.

IMO Unless you’re under, around street drains, or retention pond transfer tubes. IMO the odds go up ^^^
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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.
Since I been here 90% or greater sinkhole I’ve seen was in close proximity or under street drain, retention pond, or irrigation transfers tubes.
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Plotting a map where sinkholes have been is about as useful as knowing where divorces have occurred.

Just google.."Map of sinkholes in Florida".

Here is one;

https://public-media.si-cdn.com/file...-sinkholes.jpg
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This is one of those things like Global Warming....we know it is happening but not a whole big lot can be done about it. At this time.

Knowing WHERE the next sinkhole will be other than somewhere in Central-West Florida is all we know.

So...we can move away from here. Then there are lightning strikes too. What can we do about them? Don't have gas appliances is my answer.
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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.
Hi, I just contracted for a home in Monarch Grove. I was told by the villagers insurance that there was a sinkhole within a mile of out home and therefore Progressive would not insure our home. Does anyone know of a sinkhole near Harter Way?
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