18 Florida Lakes II-7

18 Florida Lakes II-7 - Restoration WTVJ NBC 6 June 25,...

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1928 Belle Glade Hurricane 135 mph winds 20-foot deep floodwaters South of Okeechobee 3000 to 8000 dead
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143 miles of levee 45 feet high and 150 feet wide After the storm Hoover Dike 19 water control structures
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First Survey 1835 Swamplands Act 1850 First Canals 1881 Everglades Drainage District 1905 Melaleuca Tree Introduction 1906 Tamiami Trail 1928 Bell Glade Hurricane 1928 Hoover Dike 1932 Eastern Perimeter Levee 1954 History
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Hoover Dike (1932) Significant drainage Perimeter Levee (1954) Water Conservation Areas (management of flow) Former extent of Kissimmee Basin and floodplain To Gulf To Atlantic
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Historic Current EAA
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EAA 700,000 ac
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Florida to Buy Out Sugar Land for Everglades
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Unformatted text preview: Restoration WTVJ NBC 6 June 25, 2008: WEST PALM BEACH, Florida -- The largest U.S. producer of cane sugar, U.S. Sugar Corp., would close up shop in a $1.75 billion deal to sell its 292 square miles of land to Florida for Everglades restoration, the company president and Florida Governor Charlie Crist said Tuesday. The deal, announced at a news conference at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, allows the state to buy U.S. Sugar's holdings in the Everglades south of Lake Okeechobee , the heart of the wetland ecosystem. 186,000 acres...
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