When I was going down there from 2010-2011 this area of land was roped
off with caution tape (not the temporary kind). I was told when they had
problems with their piping and had to drain down the pond to fix it, when
they refilled it, they did so too fast and caused a sink hole here. I’m
not sure what kind of info can be found on it since it is
a military installation.
Chris says years back he went down there and the docks
were sinking, he was told there was a sinkhole in the pond, I think. A
couple more pics of the area I saw to follow. I guess it was remediated.
John — Thank you for pressing forward on this important issue for the
airmen and their families at Moody AFB as well as for all citizens of
Lowndes County. My colleagues and I are also concerned and hope that we
can eventually obtain the Phase I geotechnical study. Of course, we have
our own research agendas as well as a desire to see our students working
on these problems close to their own university campus. In particular,
one of my undergraduate students just completed his thesis on karst
subsidence beneath a house in Lowndes County. Here is a link to a poster
where he presented those finding to our undergraduate research conference:
GPR Investigation of Subsidence.
Ground-Penetrating Radar Investigation of Subsidence
in Covered Karst near Valdosta
Benjamin Davis, Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences
Faculty Sponsor: Donald M. Thieme