The Tamiami Trail is the historic roadway connecting Tampa to Miami. While the roadway made traveling between the two cities faster and safer, it created a barrier to water flow going into Everglades National Park. Over the past few decades, efforts have been underway to make modifications to the Tamiami Trail. When all of the modifications are completed, the increased water flows are expected to result in improvements to hundreds of thousands of acres of wetlands, and will provide the foundation for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
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This video was created by the FAU Center for Environmental Studies in partnership with the USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Sciences Program.