Vegetation plume
Fueled by poor water quality

The Everglades are oligotrophic.

The canal below provides a direct connect between agriculturally enriched waters to the heart of the Everglades.

Bad water quality in, looking Northwest

The result is a dense and growing thicket of willow and cattails in the middle of what should be pristine Ridge and Slough.

The solution?

Nutrient plume out, looking Southeast

Filling in the canal and cleaning up the water seems like a good start.

It’s part of a plan gaining multi-stakeholder support.

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