Missouri Sinkhole Maps By County

Missouri Sinkhole Maps By County

Use These Maps to Avoid Buying a Sinkhole House in MO

Missouri FAQs

Sinkholes form when underground water dissolves soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, or salt. Missouri’s geology makes it vulnerable to sinkhole activity, with certain areas such as the Ozarks and the St. Francois Mountains having more limestone and dolomite formations and therefore a higher risk of sinkholes.

You can check the Missouri Geological Survey’s online database of known sinkholes to see if there are any reported sinkholes in your area. If you suspect a sinkhole is forming, it is important to contact a licensed geologist or engineer to assess the situation and recommend appropriate action.

Sinkhole coverage is typically not included in Missouri homeowner’s insurance policies, but it can be purchased as an additional endorsement. Coverage amounts and specific terms can vary, so it is important to review your policy and speak with your insurance provider to ensure you have adequate coverage.

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