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Sinkholes Can Form When Rain Gets Heavy

Heavy rains = sinkholes

Water has been called the fuel that drives sinkhole activity.  In fact, in the definition of sinkhole activity provided under Florida Statutes, the term “sinkhole” is the action of water on limestone or other similar rock formation.

Water is not, in most situations, a neutral actor, as it usually acidic or basic, and can act to dissolve rock over time.  Therefore, sinkholes can form when we receive heavy, consistent rainstorms.