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Structure S-12 Water Distribution to Everglades National Park: Report T-650.

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Date Issued:
1982
Summary:
The complex maze of water control works now in place in central and south Florida exemplifies the degree to which man, in a short time, can alter a drainageway formed over millenia. Once a truly dynamic system responding to the cycles of flood and drought common to subtropical Florida, this waterway is now fully controlled by water management schedules and structures designed to meet the varied needs of man. Planners for the South Florida Flood Control District, which was established in response to the Flood Control Act of 1948 (PL 80-853), concluded that construction of reservoirs was necessary to store water from the rainy season for use in the dry season.
Title: Structure S-12 Water Distribution to Everglades National Park: Report T-650.
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Name(s): Wagner, Joel.
Rosendahl, Peter C.
South Florida Research Center
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1982
Publisher: National Park Service, South Florida Research Center, Everglades National Park
Place of Publication: Homestead, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 42 pages, illustrations, maps; 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: The complex maze of water control works now in place in central and south Florida exemplifies the degree to which man, in a short time, can alter a drainageway formed over millenia. Once a truly dynamic system responding to the cycles of flood and drought common to subtropical Florida, this waterway is now fully controlled by water management schedules and structures designed to meet the varied needs of man. Planners for the South Florida Flood Control District, which was established in response to the Flood Control Act of 1948 (PL 80-853), concluded that construction of reservoirs was necessary to store water from the rainy season for use in the dry season.
Summary: The L-29 and S-12 flood gates were completed in 1962 for this purpose. Closure of the S-12 structures caused severe drought conditions in Shark Slough, threatening significant long-term damage to the ecosystem. It is the purpose of this report to further our understanding of the distribution of scheduled surface water deliveries through the S-12 delivery system to improve Shark Slough surface water management.
Identifier: FI05050402 (IID), 60660626 (oclc), 1006383 (digitool), NRBIB:EVER-0430 (NPS Natural Resources Bibliography Number) (stock number), fiu:6260 (fedora), AAB8395QF
Note(s): Joel I. Wagner and Peter C. Rosendahl.
"February 1982."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-37).
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): Culverts -- Florida -- Everglades National Park
Hydraulic structures -- Florida -- Everglades National Park
Water -- Florida -- Everglades National Park -- Distribution
Watershed management -- Florida -- Everglades National Park
Everglades -- 3090202
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05050402.pdf
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Host Institution: FIU
Has Part:
(OCoLC)08385876
Is Part of Series: Report (South Florida Research Center) ; T-650.
Is Part of Series: Everglades online collection.