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A Region Under Stress-- Introduction

Environmental Setting-- The Natural System
Physiography
Climate
Geology
Hydrology
Watersheds and Coastal Waters

Environmental Setting-- The Altered System
Drainage and Development
Public Lands
Agriculture
Urbanization
Water Use
Water Budget

Water and Environmental Stress
Loss of Wetlands and Wetland Functions
Soil Subsidence
Degradation of Water Quality
Mercury Contamination
Effects on Estuaries, Bays, and Coral Reefs

Summary and Research Needs
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The South Florida Environment - A Region Under Stress

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Appendix

Conversion Factors
Multiply By To obtain
inch (in.) 25.4 millimeter
inch per year (in/yr) 25.4 millimeter per year
foot (ft) 0.3048 meter
mile (mi) 1.609 kilometer
acre 4,047 square meter
0.4047 hectare
square mile (mi2) 2.590 square kilometer
acre-foot (acre-ft) 1,233 cubic meter
acre-foot per year (acre-ft/yr) 1,233 cubic meter per year
gallon per day (gal/d) 0.003785 cubic meter per day
cubic foot per second (ft3/s) 0.02832 cubic meter per second
million gallon per day (Mgal/d) 0.04381 cubic meter per second
pound 0.4536 kilogram
ton, short 0.9072 megagram


Temperature Conversion
Fahrenheit (°F) can be converted to degrees Celsius (°C) as follows:
°C = 5/9 x (°F-32)


Vertical Datum
Sea Level: In this report, "sea level" refers to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD of 1929)-a geodetic datum derived from a general adjustment of the first-order level nets of both the United States and Canada, formerly called Sea Level Datum of 1929.


Abbreviations
µg/kg microgram per kilogram
mg/L milligram per liter
µ micron
ppt parts per thousand


Acronyms
C&SF Central and Southern Floridan Project for Flood Control and other Purposes
EAA Everglades Agricultural Area
NAWQA National Water-Quality Assessment
PCB Polychlorinated biphenyls
SFWMD South Florida Water Management District
SFWMM South Florida Water Management Model
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
WCA Water-conservation area



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