If the intricacies of South Florida’s water management systems are a mystery to you, don’t worry, Underwaterville has got your back. Step one, try and imagine what 220 billion gallons of water look like flowing into a national park. Step two, realize that it’s already started to happen. Step three, see how it all came… Continue reading Everglades CERP Will Pump Over 220 Billion Gallons Of Water Into Everglades National Park
The Everglades are a federal park, but it’s private contractors who are getting the money to engineer its revitalization, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Just take a look at the signage to the left side of the entrance to Shark Valley and Everglades National Park. It reads: “Old Tamiami Trail Removal. Miami-Dade County.… Continue reading Old Tamiami Trail Removal Project 2020
Loop Road, ancient crossroads of time and space, has been home to killers, and bikers, and families, and fiddlers. Land of froggers, and fishermen, hunters, and millers. Waterfront, cow folk, and ancient adventurers; the nexus of Florida for whole tens of centuries. It’s only in recent memory that this locale has bore witness to the… Continue reading Fresh Water Flowing Under Loop Road in The Everglades
People don’t usually cheer for a flood. But that’s exactly what scientists, politicians, and everyday people around the world are doing now that the Everglades are getting a much need influx of natural, fresh Florida water. In fact, Everglades National Park officials have said water levels haven’t been this high since 1962. UPDATE: Shark Valley… Continue reading Shark Valley Closed Amidst Historic High Waters
Wind, rain, hydraulic powered heavy metal machinery, the aquifer, Lake Okeechobee, these are some of the forces that shape the Everglades as we know them today. But one thing is different between today and almost every other day in the past 45 years, and that’s the historic return of freshwater flowing through the southern Everglades,… Continue reading The Everglades Currently Have Record Setting High Waters
Blazing infernos in the sugarcane fields are an everyday occurrence in Palm Beach County, Florida. where U.S. Sugar farmers light these fires to decrease human labor and promote efficiency in their distribution chain. The fires effectively remove an outer layer of leaves from the cane and kill any little creatures living on the plant. Combined… Continue reading Smoke Plume Looms Over Lake Okeechobee
Water from Lake Okeechobee and the rain are being pumped into the canal running alongside Tamiami Trail and heading into Shark Slough down to Florida Bay if I’m not mistaken. There are reasons the waters need to be pumped. The Everglades are a total wilderness and completely controlled at the same time — back in… Continue reading Refilling The Everglades
The waters of the Everglades are rising to the point that they’re practically lapping at the shoulder of the Tamiami Trail.
Krome Ave is rocking. Spend five minutes at its intersection with SW 88th Street and you’re likely to see more tons of concrete roll through than it takes to build a plaza. The highway offers a seemingly endless convoy of eighteen-wheelers and dump trucks that render these crossroads a rumbling heavy-metal driving force for the… Continue reading Mysterious Waters Near South Florida Agriculture
Watery Miami is a new one-hour nature documentary covering 120 miles of Miami-Dade County by kayak. From Star Island to the Everglades through Little River, Coral Gables, Old Cutler, and Homestead, this epic adventure offers a flood of perspective, and a book of seven essays and 180 photos, on the nature, science, and history of… Continue reading Watery Miami Documentary
Ironic that a fluffy tubular fauna named after a feline appendage should nearly decimate the mighty sawgrass of the Florida Everglades, but that’s just what cat tail reed has done in parts.