Gooch Sinkhole Clean Up
In the fall of 2011, Gooch Sinkhole, located in Phelps County, Missouri near Spring Creek was restored under the direction of Klaus Leidenfrost, who was at that time, MCKC president and wildlife biologist with the U. S. Forest Service.
After the trash was removed from the sinkhole, it was loaded into a dump truck that was driven to the top of the hill to the roll-off dumpsters. Then, a backhoe loaded the trash into the roll-off dumpsters.
There was 97,220 pounds of trash removed from the sinkhole, including 37 tires. Recycled from the debris was 1,720 pounds of metal.
The Meramec Regional Planning Commission covered all the expenses to clean up Gooch Sinkhole.
Right: Gooch Sinkhole after the trash removal, October 2011.