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Florida's Wetlands: An Update on Status and Trends 1985 to 1996

Before Florida became a State in 1845, there were an estimated 20.3 million acres (8 .2 million ha) of wetlands. Over time, wetlands have been drained, dredged, filled, leveled, and flooded to the extent that about half of the original wetland acreage remained.

Publisher - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Subjects - Wetlands


Citation: Dahl TE. 2005. Florida's Wetlands: An Update on Status and Trends 1985 to 1996. Washington (DC): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 80 pp