Further collapse increased the perimeter of the initial depression.
If two or three collapsed areas formed in a row, their perimeters in time merged to form a large and elongated depression with semicircular ends, such as Wesley Chapel gulf possesses.
Some of the land was cultivated for crop production.
There were 149 acres of old field that are still in an open condition, approximately 30 acres of timber partially located on a ridge, and the 8 acre gulf.
It was probably one or more collapsed sinkholes of rounded outline over a broad and weakened portion of the underground system.