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WEC304: Effects of Canals and Levees on Everglades Ecosystems: Circular

Figure 6. A) Well-preserved ridge and slough habitat from central Water Conservation Area (WCA) 3A, similar to predrainage conditions. B) Foreground is degraded ridge and slough landscape in "the Pocket" between L-67A and L-67C. Landscape has been almost completely converted to sawgrass, and sloughs have almost completely disappeared. Background, across the L-67A canal and levee, is well-preserved ridge and slough habitat in WCA 3A.

Credit: Christopher McVoy, SFWMD