Pasco Sinkhole

Dr. Lori Collins, Co-Director of the USF Library's Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections, conducts 3D scans of a sinkhole that opened in the Lake Padgett Estates subdivision in Land O' Lakes in July, swallowing two homes. (courtesy USF Libraries DHHC)
Pasco Sinkhole

Almost three weeks ago, one of the largest sinkholes in recent memory developed in Pasco County, swallowing a pair of homes and threatening others nearby. Researchers at the University of South Florida have been assisting authorities with the aftermath of the disaster. We’ll find out what they’ve learned – and how that knowledge might help Floridians in the future – on University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

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Historic Maps, Drones Tell Story of Pasco Sinkhole Scene

Dr. Lori Collins, Co-Director of the University of South Florida Library's Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections, shows how maps dating back to 1847 indicate changes in the Pasco County neighborhood where two homes were recently swallowed by a sinkhole.
Then, Garrett Speed, USF Libraries multimedia developer, shows how drones help collect 3D data from the scene.

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Lori Collins
Co-Director, USF Library's Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections

WUSF News story on the sinkhole research

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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