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Success in the Making: An Integrated Plan for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration and Sustainability.

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Date Issued:
1998-04
Summary:
Water is the common lifeline for the natural and built environments in South Florida. Engineered flood control and water distribution systems, agriculture, growth, and development have disrupted the region's water quality, quantity, timing, and distribution (i.e., the hydropattern). Agricultural runoff and urban stormwater have introduced high levels of phosphorus, mercury, and other contaminants into the water system, polluting lakes, rivers, estuaries and the Everglades.
Title: Success in the Making: An Integrated Plan for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration and Sustainability.
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Name(s): Working Group of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (U.S.)
United States National Park Service. Denver Service Center.
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1998-04
Publisher: National Park Service, Denver Service Center
Place of Publication: [Denver, Colo.]
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 29 pages, illustrations, maps; 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: Water is the common lifeline for the natural and built environments in South Florida. Engineered flood control and water distribution systems, agriculture, growth, and development have disrupted the region's water quality, quantity, timing, and distribution (i.e., the hydropattern). Agricultural runoff and urban stormwater have introduced high levels of phosphorus, mercury, and other contaminants into the water system, polluting lakes, rivers, estuaries and the Everglades.
Summary: Abnormally high discharge of stormwater into estuaries and coastal waters has severely degraded aquatic habitats that support fish, birds and other species. Groundwater is threatened by saltwater intrusion and other marine-induced pollutants. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration project consists of nearly 200 environmental restoration, growth management, agricultural, and urban revitalization projects, programs, and initiatives that are designed to make South Florida more sustainable in the future.
Identifier: FI05030701 (IID), 60342864 (oclc), 1001334 (digitool), fiu:4575 (fedora), AAB7908QF
Note(s): prepared by the Working Group of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force.
"This document was prepared for the working group ... by the National Park Service's Denver Service Center"--P. [3] of cover.
Shipping list no.: 98-0027-S.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 23).
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): Restoration ecology -- Florida -- Planning
Restoration ecology -- Florida -- Everglades -- Planning
Ecosystem management -- Florida
Sustainable development -- Florida
Everglades -- 3090202
Big Cypress Swamp -- 3090204
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05030701.pdf
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Host Institution: FIU
Has Part:
(OCoLC)39086124
Is Part of Series: Everglades online collection.