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The reservoir is projected to be complete in 2028. Photo courtesy the South Florida Water Management District
Drained Podcast

Episode 3: Define Clean


One component of Everglades restoration is aimed at getting the water clean. But what constitutes clean water in the Everglades? And how to make that happen? There’s been a lot of debate about that.
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The sun sets behind the lock and dam on Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie River. Photo by Amy Green
Drained Podcast

Episode 2: Toxic Water


When it comes to Everglades restoration, it is difficult to overstate how complicated everything is – and massive. The effort is aimed at recapturing billions of gallons of freshwater that is pumped out to sea, but where to put it all? One suggestion, underground.
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Photo courtesy Everglades National Park
Drained Podcast

Episode 1: A River Runs Dry


In Everglades National Park, parts of the river of grass are collapsing – literally. A lot of the problems have to do with massive efforts to drain and replumb Florida’s most important water resource, an ecosystem unlike any other on Earth.
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