Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Peanut Field Sink Hole

Posted by romeethredge on December 11, 2015

We have the Floridan Aquifer under us and it’s got some small underground caverns or groups of holes in some spots and when we get lots of rain the water level rises and then perhaps falls and breaks some areas loose and holes can develop.

Calhoun County Farmer, Jimmy Webb  had one appear after digging peanuts but before picking them. I saw it on Twitter and I posted some photos below.  This happened in early November when we got so much rain. Jimmy said they got 9.3 inches of rain in 10 days

I believe this link will take you to Jimmy’s Twitter video of the sinkhole –   pic.twitter.com/rAQqgsvddI

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