U.S. Drought Monitor http://www.drought.govView Originalu.s.drtmon6.23.2015 The U.S. Drought Monitor is unique, blending numeric measures of drought and experts' best judgment into a single map every week. It started in 1999 as a federal, state, and academic partnership, growing out of a Western Governors' Association initiative to provide timely and understandable scientific information on water supply [...]
Month: June 2015
The New Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea
One of the world’s most famous nautical museums is Mystic Seaport located at Mystic, Conn. on Long Island Sound and Long Island. It newest addition is the Thompson Exhibition Building. The replica 18th-century French frigate Hermione arrived in Yorktown to make her visit to America, while the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, the U.S.S. Constitution, [...]
From Florida’s old Kissimmee River to Disruption to Restoration (8 minutes),
http://youtu.be/nN95KTVeUDA Part I of the restoration of the Kissimmee River basin. Unimpeded, southerly river flows in a sinuous, winding pattern, ultimately draining into Lake Okeechobee, were essential in maintaining a unique subtropical ecosystem that had existed for centuries. This ecosystem helped maintain the diversity of wildlife in the region as well as the health of [...]
Five-minute basic video on Everglades Restoration
http://youtu.be/x1n9tlESDeI This video is a basic description of how the Everglades became dysfunctional and what needs to be done to restore the historic flows south, so that the flora and fauna desecrated by a lack of clean water and uncontrolled invasive plants may thrive once again.
The Great California Drought – Before and After (2011-2015)
California governor Jerry Brown has ordered an historic 25% cut back in water usage throughout the State, The drought has been deemed "catastrophic." One water irrigation district has sued the State of California for state action which will ruin entire agricultural industries. Calfornia produces over 90% of the Nation's strawberries, brocolli, walnuts, and plums. The [...]
Five Sub-Districts of the Lake Worth Drainage District
Aerial of Harbour Town Marina, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Built in 1969 by acclaimed developer Charles Fraser, Harbour Town Marina has 100 slips on Calimbogue Sound, the second largest sound on the Atlantic coast (Long Island Sound is the largest) and part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Designed by renowned land planners Wallace Robert & Todd and Sasaki & Associates, the Sea Pines development [...]
The Palm Beach Farms Company, Percy Hagerman, and Colorado silver mining
The Lake Worth Drainage District celebrated its (1915-2015) centennial yesterday. Between 1915 and 1935, more than 125 drainage districts formed in Florida to prevent flooding. Nineteen districts formed in Palm Beach County alone. These local districts (secondary drainage) are under the supervisory control of the South Florida Management District (primary drainage). Both monitor the weather [...]
Palm Beach County’s Nineteen Drainage Districts
Palm Beach County's 19 drainage districts represent the secondary tier in a complex system of drainage under the supervision of Florida's South Florida Water Management District to mitigate flooding in the wet seasons and conserve water in the dry seasons so that the County has sufficient water to meet consumer, industrial, and agricultural needs all-year-round. [...]
‘Sail to the Sun Rally’ Planned: Limited to 16 Vessels Transiting the ICW from Norfolk, Va., to Miami, Fla.
Join the 'Sail to the Sun' southbound rally Region: Chesapeake & Delaware Bays Date Reported: Jun 10, 2015 Reported By: Mike Ahart, News Editor Source: WG Staff Waterway Guide is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the "Sail to the Sun" ICW Rally this coming fall. "Sail to the Sun" is the creation of [...]