A wetland NOT a reservoir.
It is crucial to understand that a natural wetland has a shallow depth of water, compatible with the ecology, environment & wildlife. A reservoir has a higher water depth and is not compatible with the ecology, environment or the wildlife of the Florida Everglades.
The important thing to realize is that a high water event created by and act of God is natural. The weak die and the strong survive. When the duration of high water extends past a 30-60 day period it becomes a man made event that is not natural. High water in long durations is sudden death to a wetland environment, ecology and to the wildlife that lives there.
De-Compartmentalizing the Everglades
In order to save the Everglades we must “decompartmentalize” the system. The Tamiami Trail cuts straight through the heart of the Everglades. The north side of the trail is drowning from too much water while the south side of the Trail; Everglades National Park & Florida Bay are impacted by lack of water.
The Florida Everglades is one of the natural wonders of the world. Most people don’t even realize that Everglades holds most of our drinking water. The day we destroy it our quality of life will change drastically. Please join me on my quest to save this remarkable place.
– Alligator Ron Bergeron