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impacts on the estuaries that receive direct flows from it. Allowing the lake to function as the heart of the Everglades as it used to in the pre-drainage system requires large additional restoration efforts. Therefore, the final section of the chapter addresses current and proposed restoration efforts and discusses additional options for restoring the system.