Plan to Quench the Everglades' Thirst

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Science  09 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5425, pp. 180
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5425.180a

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Vice President Al Gore last week presented Congress with a Herculean challenge: to restore a more natural water flow to the Everglades, the vast wetland in southern Florida, while safeguarding the booming region's water supply. The $7.8 billion project, drawn up by the Army Corps of Engineers, would be the most expensive restoration effort ever undertaken. It calls for a 20-year overhaul of southern Florida's water management system that would, ironically, undo large portions of an equally ambitious plumbing system built by the Corps decades ago.