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Summary of Hydrologic Data for the East Everglades, Dade County, Florida: Open-File Report 80-1292.

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Date Issued:
1980
Summary:
The East Everglades area in south-central Dade County occupies approximately 240 square miles. The area is flat and low lying with elevation ranging from sea level in the southeast part to 10 feet at Chekika Hammock with an average elevation of about 6 feet. Rainfail in the area averages 57.9 inches a year with about 80 percent of the total falling during the May to October wet season. There is some residential development and farming in the east-central part of the area where land elevations are slightly higher. Pressure by agricultural, commercial, and housing interests to develop the area is increasing.
Title: Summary of Hydrologic Data for the East Everglades, Dade County, Florida: Open-File Report 80-1292.
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Name(s): Schneider, James J.
Waller, Bradley G.
Metropolitan Dade County (Fla.) Planning Dept.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1980
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 73 pages, illustrations, maps; 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: The East Everglades area in south-central Dade County occupies approximately 240 square miles. The area is flat and low lying with elevation ranging from sea level in the southeast part to 10 feet at Chekika Hammock with an average elevation of about 6 feet. Rainfail in the area averages 57.9 inches a year with about 80 percent of the total falling during the May to October wet season. There is some residential development and farming in the east-central part of the area where land elevations are slightly higher. Pressure by agricultural, commercial, and housing interests to develop the area is increasing.
Summary: Historically, most of the area was flooded for extended periods of time. The construction of canals, levees, and controls has lowered the average water levels of the area. This has reduced the extent and decreased the time of flooding. Long-term hydrographs show graphically the effects that the water control works have had on the hydrologic system. The change in discharge into the north end of the East Everglades through the Tamiami Canal Outlets, Levee 30 to 67A, due to construction is very pronounced.
Identifier: FI05022301 (IID), 59669728 (oclc), 998940 (digitool), fiu:3409 (fedora), AAB7452QF
Note(s): by James J. Schneider and Bradley G. Waller.
"Prepared in cooperation with the Metropolitan Dade County Planning Department."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 73).
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2005. (Everglades online collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced by Florida International University from a technical report held in the Green Library at Florida International University, Miami.
Subject(s): Hydrology -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County
Wetlands -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County (Fla.)
Everglades -- 3090202
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05022301.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05022301.jpg
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Host Institution: FIU
Has Part:
(OCoLC)07332987
Is Part of Series: Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) ; 80-1292.
Is Part of Series: Everglades online collection.