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Hydrologic effects of area B flood control plan on urbanization of Dade County, Florida

Report of Investigations 47

Prepared by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District and the Division of Geology
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Abstract

Swampy low land (Area B) that fringes the Everglades west of Metropolitan Miami, Florida (Area A) probably will be urbanized in the future. Area B will be protected from flooding by huge pumps that will pump water westward from Area B over a levee system into Conservation Area 3B. The total capacity of the pumps will be about 13,400 cubic feet per second which is sufficient to lower water levels 2 inches per day in the 203 square miles of Area B. As this capacity is about equal to the highest gravity-flow discharge to the ocean through existing canals of the Miami area, a great potential. will exist, not only for control of floods, but also for beneficial control and management of a major segment of the water resources in southeastern Florida.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Hydrologic effects of area B flood control plan on urbanization of Dade County, Florida
Series title:
Report of Investigations
Series number:
47
Year Published:
1967
Language:
English
Publisher:
Florida Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Tallahassee, FL
Description:
vii, 61 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
County:
Miami-dade County
Other Geospatial:
Dade County