Figure 2-2. Artist’s reconstruction of the pre-drainage condition of the ridge and slough landscape. The open water sloughs are characterized by submerged and floating vegetation, including periphyton mats, and may be somewhat more sinuous than shown in the figure. The generally submerged ridges that separate them are dominated by sawgrass. The figure is approximately 1.5 miles long by 1.0 mile wide, and vertical exaggeration is on the order of 10x. Source: modified from Science Coordination Team (2003).