Apr 14, 2016

How to "modernize" a levee

Interesting how the Tamiami Trail is seen as a relic of the ancient past ...

While the L-28 gets lumped as modern water management feat.

This map shows a chronological history of when various canals and levees were built on the eastern edge of the Big Cypress Swamp

Thus it is a reminder to look at this map.

The L-28 is practically a contemporary of the Trail; the modern day, not so much.

But Trail doesn't block flow into the Big Cypress,

It's the L-28 Levee that's doing that.

The best way to get water "into the heart" of the Big Cypress is at its northernmost reach.

Or in other words, a "modern" levee would take the Tieback out.

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