Evolution of Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park

The evolution of water deliveries to Everglades National Park (ENP) is an example of how water management strategies have been altered over time to preserve a large and pristine ecosystem in south Florida, while also providing flood protection and water supply for a growing human population. The focus of this case study is during 1985 –1997, when three Federal and State agencies were required by Congressional action to enter into an agreement to conduct an experimental program of water deliveries to improve natural conditions within the Park. While much was accomplished during implementation of this program, problems and conflict also occurred. At times, the three participating agencies found it difficult to reach consensus on interpretation of monitoring data and development of operating criteria for new test iterations. Download the full PDF below.