A wetland is an area where the land is saturated with water and has wetland plants. Wetlands are important because they reduce the damages of flooding. The Everglades is a very large shallow wetland in south Florida. Tens of thousands years ago, glacial retreat submerged portions of the Florida peninsula and water level rose. Today, water discharges from Orlando through the Kissimmee River and to Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee is a large and shallow lake. Water discharges in sheet flow from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Bay and eventually to the ocean. The Everglades sometimes experiences hurricanes and bring in lots of water.
A costal ecosystem restoration program was invented by Congress in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007. The state is expected to spend nearly $1.2 billion over the next three years on protection and restoration projects. They have yet to come up with the money, but they have been thinking of solutions. One solution they have been thinking of is the sediment required to replenish the wetlands will come from land scattered throughout the basin. Even though sediments are crucial to rebuilding the wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta, additional nutrients flowing through river diversion could potentially impair inland waters of the state.
The controlling of the river should take this idea into account if and when it’s revamped. When the plan to cement the L.A. River was completed in the mid-1900’s, the idea of reducing the risk of flood was the only thing people were thinking about. While the risk of floods are reduced, the surrounding habitats are also reduced in size and quality. The introduction of unnatural physical barriers such as concrete prevent the river’s habitat growing and diversifying (“Los Angeles River”). Plant and wildlife have very little chance to survive in such a disconnected habitat.
Gilded age Gilded age coastline has been losing its wetlands at a rate of 16.57 square miles a year during the past 25 years, equal to the loss of a football field of coast every hour. This loss of wetlands is due to pollution, deforestation, and erosion. The loss has caused has caused loss of biodiversity. Louisiana has lost 1900 years ago of land because of pollution from landfills, factory waste, and erosion.
Most people are misinformed when it comes to the Florida alligator. Alligators just like any other animal or human being want a safe and secure area of living. These creatures want to be able to live out of harm’s way. One area that seems to be protective of these intelligent reptiles is known as The Florida Everglades.
Katrina recorded top wind speeds of one hundred miles per hour and spread across four-hundred miles. Massive floods occurred in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as, widespread damage recorded in Georgia and Florida. In all, Hurricane Katrina killed over two thousand people, damaged approximately ninety thousand square miles, and is currently the most costly natural disaster in US history at one hundred and forty-five billion dollars. As expected, the local and state governments were overwhelmed by this cause of events, especially dealing with the limited resources and political climate that surrounded the aftermath of Katrina.
“...50% of the original wetlands of South Florida no longer exist today.” The Everglades has a big effect with the water supply. The Everglades has been having many issues with the water supply. Containing,the history of the Everglades, the problems with the water supply today, and the issues on the recent attempts to improve the water supply in the Everglades National Park. There must be a way to fix all these problems.
September, 1938 off the coast of Africa a storm was brewing and was heading towards the coast of Florida. Conditions everyone on the East-coast went through had a lot to do with the weather. Weather was really hard to spot to know it was a hurricane because when it hit the coast of Florida all it was was rain and Florida gets rain all the time but a couple days in, the weather started picking up. This storm was one of the worst storms ever recorded. Waves were so high it was hitting up to two stories on houses.
Our beautiful state of Florida is one the richest states when it comes to the diversity of ecosystems. Especially when it comes to our aquatic life such as freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. The state of Florida is one of the states that its water supply is gathered from many different rivers, streams, and springs throughout the whole entire state. All of the aquatic ecosystems are connected in some sort of way. No matter the running water below the surface, the ground water, and or the water on the surface all help our drinkable water supplies, every single industry present in our state, help keep wildlife habitats thriving, improve our agricultural success within our communities.
In Cleveland, Ohio there was a fire that occurred on June 22, 1969, around 12pm on the Cuyahoga river. People called it the “burning river”. The river caught on fire because there were floating pieces of debris that was slicked with oil. The debris ignited by sparks that came from a train that was passing over the river. The reason it happened is from years of people dumping pollution into the river. After an investigation was done, they decided there was oily debris that became trapped underneath two wooden trestles, which is the rigid support frames, under the bridge. There have been 13 known fires that have happened.
This work analyzes about thirty different hurricanes that had an impact on South Carolina from 1800 to Hurricane Hugo. Some of the books that will be used in this research specifically on Hurricane Hugo include Hurricane Hugo and the Grand Strand, by Cynthia Struby, which, as its title suggests documents the damage to the Grand Strand area of South Carolina. Additionally, work such as Jamie and Dorothy Moore’s Island in the Storm: Sullivan’s Island and Hurricane Hugo will be important in exploring the damage caused to Sullivan’s Island. There are several studies that have been published that detail the damage that Hurricane Hugo caused to both forests. This study on the damage it caused to the forest is important to study to understand the impact on the economy.
INTRODUCTION Catastrophes affect humanity all the time but two of the most memorable in history are Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey. Hurricanes are first seen from the satellite. This means that the hurricanes are spotted right away, it gets predicted where its going to impact first and how strong it can be when it hits the ground. These hurricanes are extremely dangerous because of its high-speed winds it comes with and the amount of rain produced by them, this makes it worst because they can last for days.
This is because many people lost family members, money, and homes. A lot of people died from starvation and disease. Many banks failed, causing people who had money in that bank to lose it. Many people were left homeless and even died. Finally, Herbert Hoover made the Hoover Dam in 1931, to control flooding and generate electricity in the area.