Refilling The Everglades

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 the day the army corps of engineers carved up levees, canals, pumps, channels, dams, locks to be able to build everything west of 27th ave and now the South Florida Water Management District tells the water where to go and how to get there, or something like that.

Stay tuned. More info on the way.

By Jacob Katel

Diving into news about water.