Look at all that sheet flow headed towards Big Cypress National Preserve.
|Can you see the direction of water flow?|
Looking to the Southwest
On second thought ...
Cancel the celebration (at least for now.)
|Can you see the levee?|
Again, looking to the Southwest
The L-28 Tieback levee, built in the 1960s, blocks upstream overland flows in Mullet Slough from re-entering the swamp preserve. Instead, the levee deflects most of that water into the Everglades where it contributes to undesirable levels of flooding in Water Conservation Area 3A (WCA3A).
Here's a closer look at the levee.
|Uppermost 2-mile "tieback"|
portion of the levee,
looking due West
Hopefully we can find a way to remove the 2 miles of levee.
It would give the swamp back its own water, and also help downstream WCA3A out.