The Everglades Karst and Solution Holes Expose Hidden Freshwater Springs

The Everglades include a maze of limestone tunnels that open in clusters along the major sloughs and help to transport fresh water from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Keys. They are a prominent feature of chemical weathering between calcium carbonate in the rock and acid in the rain water. Florida is full of sinkholes, caves,… Continue reading The Everglades Karst and Solution Holes Expose Hidden Freshwater Springs

Water Flowing Under Tamiami Trail Bridges

Water flowing through Shark River Slough undr Tamiami Trail on December 9, 2020 - ©Underwaterville.com

It took thousand of workers and millions of dollars to complete the Tamiami Trail, approximately three hundred miles of highway cutting straight through the peat, muck, and grassy waters of the historic Everglades from Miami to Tampa. From 1928 to 2020 this roadway effectively delineated the engineered water flow that helped create the infrastructure for… Continue reading Water Flowing Under Tamiami Trail Bridges

Old Tamiami Trail Removal Project 2020

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