By Alexandra Marvar
BTT asked four experts to weigh in on water quality in Florida Bay and the Florida Keys.
By the 1950s, Florida’s population was growing fast, the Everglades were being developed, and flood control was imperative to progress. What Floridians didn’t realize then was that this reworking of water patterns was throwing a delicately balanced system into chaos, creating massive ecological and water quality problems that have taken decades, and billions of dollars, to address.
The rescue operation is still a work in progress—one stakeholders say is the single largest ecosystem restoration project on the planet. This will influence the marine environments on which some of the state’s most profitable and unique fisheries rely: Florida Bay and the Atlantic waters east of the Keys.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust asked four experts to weigh in on water quality in this region.
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