18 Florida Lakes II-5

18 Florida Lakes II-5 - Kissimmee/Lake...

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“Liquid Heart of S. Florida” Kissimmee/Lake Okeechobee/Everglades Water Source for Everglades Florida Bay Lower E. coast
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Historical Flow Rainfall in Kissimmee valley overflow Everglades few inches to a few feet in depth and over 100 miles wide Elevation change: inches/mile
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Historic flow patterns in the Kissimmee – Okeechobee – Everglades system has been significantly altered, beginning in the late 1800’s. The design was to drain significant areas for agriculture and development and to prevent floodwaters from communities to the south and east. Several canal projects as well as the Hoover Dike inhibits natural flow
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