A complicated system, indeed, but with the high price of South Florida real estate and a population expected to double in the next 50 years, this injection-well solution may be cheaper than ground-level reservoir alternatives, says Aumen.
Cattails, for example, flourish in phosphorus-rich waters, and the land downstream of agricultural areas has turned into a "monoculture of cattails," says Aumen.
Faced with state and federal lawsuits, the sugarcane industry has drastically reduced the amount of phosphorus flowing into the Everglades during the past few years, says Aumen.
Rather than beginning to pump water off their fields as soon as it starts to rain, they now wait until 1 inch of rain has fallen, says Aumen.
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