Finding Freshwater: Using the Everglades
This image contrasts the historic sheet flow of the Everglades with the current hydrological scheme and with a projected future under an implemented Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. (Source: The Everglades Flow: Past, Present and Future, www.everglades.org)
During the wet season, sheets of water move South to the Everglades to recharage the Biscayne Aquifer. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan has set out to maintain the water supply for South Floridians through restoration of the traditional flow of freshwater through the Everglades to Florida Bay. There are several CERP projects in place that will boost the volume of freshwater flowing into the Everglades from Broward and Miami-Dade counties.