The Importance Of Water In The Everglades

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For throughout most of history the massive marshy wetlands, lakes, and rivers from Lake Okeechobee to the tip of the peninsula have been in perfect balance, but recent human-made problem are threatening the area to the point of destruction. Originally, the whole entire Everglades covered almost 3 million acres, but it is receding drastically 1,800 miles of canals and dams are breaking up with water pumps, and pump stations are diverting the natural flow to coastal towns. Because of this, the water level in the Everglades is disrupted. During the wet season, Floridians find themselves with too much water than they know what to do with. During the dry season, Floridians run low on water. Because of this, many native species are dying out.

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