The Everglades: River of Grass - Chapter XVI Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XVI Summary and Analysis

This chapter is a result of a 1987 discussion with the author about what has happened in the forty years since the book was first published. The Everglades still has problems, as does the rest of the area, because of the population.

In 1947, South Florida experienced two hurricanes and as a result, there were demands for flood control. The result was the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control Project. This would manage the water of the Everglades and the cities through a serious of pumps. This affected the bird population of the Everglades, which decreased dramatically due to the changing water levels affecting reproduction and nest building. There has been more of an interest in conservation.

The changing water level also affected animal life. In addition, there has been a change in the demographics of the population with an inflow...

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