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Andrew County, MO FAQs

Also known as a doline, a sinkhole is a depressed area resulting from the dissolution of carbonate bedrock or the collapse of underlying caves. These depressions typically take a bowl-shaped or conical appearance, exhibiting internal drainage.

Sinkholes can vary both in depth and in area. It can be a few square yards to hundreds of acres wide and extremely shallow to hundreds of feet deep, respectively.

Majority of MO counties like Camden County and Andrew County are part of karst topography, including caves, losing streams, and springs. Here are a few factors that may lead to sinkholes:

  • Groundwater decline – drought or groundwater pumping such as quarries, wells, and mines
  • Soil disturbance – drilling, soil removal, or digging through different soil layers
  • Point-source of water
  • Water impoundments – dams, ponds, and basins
  • Heavy load on a surface

Missouri has more than 16,000 sinkholes, with many others that remain unreported and undocumented.

As a property owner, you must stay informed about the potential for sinkhole development in your area and the warning signs that may indicate their presence.

By being aware of these factors, you can take proactive steps to protect your property and ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones.

There is no recorded evidence of significant or detrimental land subsidence (sinkholes) occurring in Andrew County.

However, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has identified a specific area within Andrew County as being prone to sinkholes – the Jann Sinkhole, located in south central Andrew County.

Despite this, no known issues or problems have been associated with this area.

According to a report by 24/7 Wall St, despite Missouri being ranked as the 6th lowest state in terms of cost of living in the United States for the year 2022, residents of Andrew County are required to earn a monthly income of $3,207 in order to maintain a modest standard of living.

This makes Andrew County the most expensive place to reside in Missouri.

Compared to the national averages of 22.7 for violent crime and 35.4 for property crime, Andrew County boasts substantially lower rates of 11.5 and 19.7, respectively. Additionally, there have been no documented cases of sinkholes in the county.

These statistics provide evidence that Andrew County is a safe place to reside in, making it a good option for those seeking a peaceful and safe environment to live in.

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