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Flatwater witch wrote: »
Did the Everglades Management Plan say anything in attempting to get some fresh water south of the Tamiami trail?
lemaymiami wrote: »
Others will have more info - but the last I heard the various agencies and interested parties concerning Everglades water issues were still arguing (and some of them in court) about all the different parts of the problem.... Wish it weren't so (and I'll be glad to listen to anyone with more current info than I have) my info is a few years old about this at best....
One thing I do know is that there was some expense and a good bit of effort about 20 years ago to put in an extra bridge over Taylor Slough (about one mile in from the front gate into the Park towards Flamingo) that was supposed to support an increased water flow down to Florida Bay from freshwater sources to the north..... To date all these years later its still dry as a bone - not one extra drop of water that I know of.... That's just plain sad.
surfman wrote: »
Can Adam Putnam do anything about this, maybe his cage needs to be rattled a little harder.
FloridaOD wrote: »
The vast majority of Floridians could care less about Glades fishing experience.
toomer wrote: »
But the complex mix of factors playing out now and over time are things we need to understand in order to be better stewards of a resource that is unique in the world.
Gary S. Colecchio wrote: »
Federal restrictions placed upon water managers through years of consent orders and decrees in hydrology, water quality and single species management, enforced through the Department of Justice restrict flows to the Park and consequently Florida Bay. These legal constraints to system optimization are more difficult to overcome than the engineering available to achieve it.
sonofagunn wrote: »
For the first time since the Tamiami Trail was built, we're moving water from Lake O in that direction. This should help.http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/16/water-flowing-eastern-everglades/80486564/
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