13 Florida Freshwater and Groundwater I 3

13 Florida Freshwater and Groundwater I 3 - Population...

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11 miles (17.7 km) of canal south of Lake Okeechobee towards Miami. 1881 Hamilton Disston 50,000 acres drained By 1920 4 major canals constructed
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Historic Flow
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Current Flow
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The Present
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The Present 16 million people withdrawing 8 billion gallons/day Almost 30 M by 2030 #1 user Palm Beach Co. #1 groundwater use is Miami-Dade County
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A/C: 1950s first mosquito control district: 1922 DDT introduced: 1949 Bureau of entomology: 1953
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Unformatted text preview: Population doubled between 1950 and 1970 Changes 38% surface 62% ground 43% Public Supply 39% Agriculture 8.5% Industrial/Commercial 4.5% Recreation Irrigation 4.0% Domestic Self-supply 62% Agriculture 20% Power 8% Public Supply 6% Recreation Irrigation 4% Industrial/Commercial Heavy Reliance on Groundwater U.S. Florida Averaged Recent Trends...
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