Drainage of the Everglades; a bad idea

Drainage of the Everglades; a bad idea

With a national push for expansion and progress in the later part of the nineteenth century, stimulated interest in draining the Everglades for agricultural use. Wetland removal was not questioned from the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the...
Flood Control of the Everglades

Flood Control of the Everglades

After two catastrophic hurricanes in 1926 and 1928 that caused Lake Okeechobee to breach its levees and killing thousands, the government began to focus on controlling the floods rather than drainage. The government created the Okeechobee Flood Control District in...
Geology and Hydrology of the Everglades

Geology and Hydrology of the Everglades

Geology Together with a warm, wet, subtropical climate, the geology of South Florida provides well-suited conditions for the Everglades large marshland and ecosystem. The water-bearing rock and soil are due to the layers of porous and permeable limestone that affect...

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