Central Everglades water plan

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Recidivists, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Recidivists

    Recidivists Looking towards the weekend!

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    Last Thursday the SFWMD approved certain CEPP provisions for opening up water flow through the central glades.

    http://www.sierraclubfloridanews.org/2014/04/everglades-victory.html

    Stay on your congressmen to get funding approved!
     
  2. Capt. Eli Whidden

    Capt. Eli Whidden Sight Fishing South Florida

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    We should all be voicing out opinions loudly!

    And, think native!  How many of you folks out there have all that unecassary st. Augustine grass that could be replaced with native plants.  All that landscaping that requires tons of Irragation, fertilizer and unecassary and costly maintenance.  Native planting in your landscapes could completely elimante 80% of our environmental problems.  Go figure??  Rid your yard of that invasive ficus hedge, or Arecia palms that do nothing for the natural wildlife species. 

    Ok, I'm not going to rant anymore. 

    Nice post!!!!
     

  3. JRP

    JRP I Love microskiff.com!

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    Roger on that Capt.
     
  4. Net 30

    Net 30 Soy un Perdedor

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    Here is the fact sheet for the project.

    Email your Congressman to support funding this year!
     
  5. Recidivists

    Recidivists Looking towards the weekend!

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    http://www.evergladesplan.org/docs/fs_cepp_jan_2014.pdf

    http://www.evergladesplan.org/pm/projects/project_docs/pdp_51_cepp/091813_cepp_placemat_tent_plan.pdf

    This project is far from perfect.  A few miles of raised bridge is not going to restore true sheet flow.  ENP managers are probably shitting themselves, knowing that they'll now be cursed with too MUCH water and phosphorous.

    However, this is the first real attempt at doing SOMETHING.

    By 2050, Lake O levels are gonna be around 7 feet and we will all be sucking on desalinization plants.  I hope the jellyfish won't clog them up.
     
  6. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    I will be getting recycled by then!
     
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    ^^^^^^ Optimist. ;D
     
  8. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

  9. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    >>>>[smiley=finger.gif] [smiley=cheers.gif]
     
  10. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    I thought the gubment couldn't drain water through the glades because of a treaty with the seminoles?
     
  11. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    Stop subsidizing big sugars' resident aliens.
     
  12. Recidivists

    Recidivists Looking towards the weekend!

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    So, a week after SFWMD approves the CEPP plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delays it.

    http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-04-23/news/fl-everglades-help-rejected-20140422_1_central-everglades-everglades-foundation-environmental-group-lake-okeechobee-water

    Now, they aim to comtemplate the matter further on May 23rd.

    http://www.sierraclubfloridanews.org/2014/05/activists-protest-us-army-corps-for.html

    The problem is water quality. 

    Those people that call for less discharge into the eastern estuaries see the discharges as the immediate evil.  Long term Everglades people see the evils of unchecked phosphorus flows bringing more cat tails and choking off sawgrass in the south central portion of the glades and Everglades National Park.

    It's a conundrum, for sure. 

    The only sure answer is to blow up the cane processing plants.

    Domestic sugar beets account for 50-60% of American sugar production.  The problem is 95% of that is Roundup resistant Monsanto GMO's.

    Florida sugar cane growers annually burn the cut cane every year.  That calls for more fertilizer.

    Brazil is seeing it's largest grower of sugar cane, the Balbo group, do the sane thing.  If you have the time, read this article on a more sustainable way of growing sugar cane.

    http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/08/features/post-organic

    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND ESPECIALLY FLORIDIAN'S, SUBSIDIZE THESE BIG SUGAR ASSHOLES TO OUR OWN DEMISE!!!

    The Franjuls are the worst of these.

    Get educated peeps, and email your congressmen and senators.  I still believe snail mail and telegrams get through the seine net better than emails and phone calls.

    [smiley=rant.gif]
     
  13. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    The lake is still pretty high. They will be dumping it early this summer I imagine. Better get my fishing in now...
     
  14. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    How is this a problem, let alone a pimple on a dinasaurs azz for Florida?
     
  15. Recidivists

    Recidivists Looking towards the weekend!

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    No problem.  Why the rural American farmer has to be sued because of crop contamination by outsiders who's seeds he refuses to buy is criminal, and beyond me.

    http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-patents-sue-farmers-547/


    The problem is the food industry is run at the behest of Big Sugar.

    http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/01/new-whoppers-from-u-s-sugar-producers/

    Sugar runs the health industry.  No longer second fiddle to the now failing tobacco industry, sugar accounts for the majority of health issues in the U.S.

    http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/food-industry-obscures-added-sugar-0411-2.html

    Here's just a primer on who you're dealing with:  http://fanjulbrothers.com/
     
  16. shiprock8

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    Go native! Well said Capt. E.
     
  17. Alex4188

    Alex4188 I Love microskiff.com!

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    with the new approval for the sheet flow we got "rezoned" as a flood zone. 20miles inland and 23' above sea level and we are a flood zone! Along with that came manditory flood insurance, in order to be exempt we had to pay for a elevation survey at about $125 non-refundable fill out a application to be removed from the flood zone(if over 12' elevation) at around $300(if I remember correctly) non-refundable and obtain and pay for flood ins until they approved your removal from the new flood map (non-refundable) so this shake down cost me about $800. Im not in a flood zone any more because i paid the fees but the houses on both sides of me and the same elevation are in a flood zone-go figure I say take out the spill ways and let the saltwater flow from the gulf to the atlantic I'm dreaming of Lake O being like mosquieto lagoon with redfish!
     
  18. Recidivists

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    On track: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsReleases/tabid/6071/Article/485027/corps-approves-release-of-final-report-for-central-everglades-project.aspx
     
  19. Recidivists

    Recidivists Looking towards the weekend!

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    $25 per acre?

    Evil incarnate!

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-everglades-sugar-costs-20140615,0,7479281.story?page=1
     
  20. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Old saying is true, $ hit rolls downhill