1980s and 1990s ??F Northwood University (private) Although the Big Cypress is the largest growth of cypress swamps in South Florida cypress swamps can be found near the Atlantic Coastal Ridge and between Lake Okeechobee and the Eastern flatwoods as well as in sawgrass marshes Cypresses are deciduous conifers that are uniquely adapted to thrive in flooded conditions with buttressed trunks and root projections that protrude out of the water called "knees" Bald cypress trees grow in formations with the tallest and thickest trunks in the center rooted in the deepest peat As the peat thins out cypresses grow smaller and thinner giving the small forest the appearance of a dome from the outside They also grow in strands slightly elevated on a ridge of limestone bordered on either side by sloughs Other hardwood trees can be found in cypress domes such as red maple swamp bay and pop ash If cypresses are removed the hardwoods take over and the ecosystem is recategorized as a mixed swamp forest. .
Precipitation totals in inches, Migrants to the region who wanted to develop plantations first proposed draining the Everglades in 1848 but no work of this type was attempted until 1882 Canals were constructed throughout the first half of the 20th century and spurred the South Florida economy prompting land development in 1947 Congress formed the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control Project which built 1,400 miles (2,300 km) of canals levees and water control devices the Miami metropolitan area grew substantially at this time and Everglades water was diverted to cities Portions of the Everglades were transformed into farmland where the primary crop was sugarcane Approximately 50 percent of the original Everglades has been developed as agricultural or urban areas. 10 Media Coral Terrace Financial risk Everglades restoration received $96 million of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 As a result of the stimulus package a mile-long (1.6 km) bridge to replace the Tamiami Trail a road that borders Everglades National Park to the north and has blocked water from reaching the southern Everglades was begun by the Army Corps of Engineers in December 2009 the next month work began to reconstruct the C-111 canal east of the park that historically diverted water into Florida Bay Governor Charlie Crist announced the same month that $50 million of state funds would be earmarked for Everglades restoration in May 2010 5.5 miles (8.9 km) of bridges were proposed to be added to the Tamiami Trail; PortMiami is one of the busiest container ports in the US. The political make-up of congressional and legislative districts has enabled Republicans to control the governorship and most statewide elective offices and 17 of the state's 27 seats in the 2012 House of Representatives Florida has been listed as a swing state in Presidential elections since 1952 voting for the losing candidate only twice in that period of time, Housing characteristics and costs Population 2010, The Miami area is also host to minor league sports college sports and other sports:. 4 Florida State Government 17,100 Opa-locka Tri-Rail Miami Florida Business directory Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates area public schools:. . (53) 1.38 Brickell Key Park Brickell The North Terminal construction began in 1998 and was slated for completion in 2005 but was delayed several times due to cost overruns the project was managed by American Airlines until the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department took over in 2005 the initial project inception was designed by Corgan Associates Anthony C Baker Architects and Planners Perez & Perez and Leo a Daly After revisions to the design the project was accomplished by the architectural firm of Harper Partners who was instrumental in completion and finalization of the design for the two major projects which were the primary elements of the American Airlines World Gateway Terminal.