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Cerp Project Lake Okeechobee Watershed. Amanda Dominicis Period: 5. Purpose. Improve water quality. Control extreme highs/lows in lake performance. Increase storage capacity for runoff. Increase aquatic/wildlife habitat. Advantages.

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cerp project lake okeechobee watershed

Cerp ProjectLake Okeechobee Watershed

Amanda Dominicis

Period: 5

purpose
Purpose
  • Improve water quality
  • Control extreme highs/lows in lake performance
  • Increase storage capacity for runoff
  • Increase aquatic/wildlife habitat
advantages
Advantages
  • In 1926 and 1928, 2 hurricanes produced storm surges that killed 2,400 people.
  • To prevent it from happening again, the lake provides a home for many plants and animals
  • The lake is a major economic and recreational resource
impact
Impact
  • Most of the land was converted to agriculture land
  • Water quality challenges due to large increases in the rate of nutrients in the land
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Cost
  • The cost of this project is unknown because the project is still in the
  • process and under construction.
disadvantages
Disadvantages
  • There has been an increase in phosphorus
  • Phosphorus-rich sediments, over 198,000 acres, at the bottom of the lake
  • Widespread blue-green algae blooms (covering 100 square miles)