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Bollinger County, MO FAQs

Sinkholes can form in any area where there is soluble rock, such as limestone or dolomite. Like many other areas in the United States, Bollinger County has a significant amount of soluble rock underlying its surface.

When water dissolves the soluble rock, it creates voids or cavities in the subsurface. If the overlying soil or rock is unable to support the weight of the surface, it can collapse into these voids, creating sinkholes.

In case of a sinkhole or any other emergency situation in Bollinger County, Missouri, or other states like Tennessee, and Pennsylvania, you should call 911 immediately.

The 911 operator will ask for your location and the nature of the emergency, and they will dispatch the appropriate emergency responders to assist you. It is important to provide clear and accurate information about the location of the sinkhole and any potential hazards to help the emergency responders arrive quickly and safely.

Sinkholes and sinkhole ponds are related phenomena but have some important differences.

A sinkhole is a depression or hole in the ground caused by the collapse of surface material into an underground cavity. Sinkholes can be caused by various factors, including natural processes such as erosion and dissolution of underground rock, as well as human activities like mining and drilling.

A sinkhole pond, on the other hand, is a type of sinkhole that has filled with water. These ponds are typically circular or oval and range from a few feet to several hundred feet in diameter. They may be found in areas where the water table is close to the surface or where the sinkhole intersects with a water source, such as a stream or underground aquifer.

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