The report evaluates a White Paper written by restoration planners in South Florida on the role of water flow in restoration plans. The report concludes that there is strong evidence that the velocity, rate, and spatial distribution of water flow play important roles in maintaining the tree islands and other ecologically important landscape features of the Everglades.
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|2 THE RIDGE AND SLOUGH LANDSCAPE: SIGNIFICANCE, DEGRADATION, ORIGIN, AND MAINTENANCE||8-15|
|3 RESEARCH NEEDS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES||16-19|
|4 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS||20-21|
|APPENDIX A - AGENDA||25-27|
|APPENDIX B - MEMBERS OF THE WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BOARD AND BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND TOXICOLOGY||28-29|
|APPENDIX C - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE COMMITTEE ON RESTORATION OF THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM||30-33|
|APPENDIX D - A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EVERGLADES||34-38|
|APPENDIX E - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – THE ROLE OF FLOW IN THE EVERGLADES RIDGE AND SLOUGH LANDSCAPE||39-41|
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