Everglades

Authored by: Kenneth L. Campbell , Rafael Munoz-Carpena , Gregory Kiker

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120010374

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Abstract

One of the unique regions of the world, the Everglades of south Florida has steadily decreased in size and declined in health during the past century. Half its wetland area has been lost to agriculture and urban development and the remaining segments are impacted by lack of a clean, dependable water supply. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) has been developed to address and reverse these major changes to this unique wetland ecosystem.

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