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Central Park Reservoir Restoration Research Paper

… Restoration of Central Park Reservoir

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is a 106-acres body of water located in the middle of Central Park and was completed in 1862. The reservoir holds one billion gallons of water and formerly distributed fresh water to Manhattan residents. The reservoir has stopped serving this function and its future is perpetually under discussion. The task of this study is to create a restoration vision for the reservoir area and draft an outline plan for implementation of the restoration through defining a clearly supported restoration goal and taking into account the various stakeholders and continued uses of the area. Ecological restoration is reported to refer to "the renewal of a degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystem through active human intervention." (Humboldt State…. [read more]

Water Restoration of the Everglades Case Study

… ¶ … U.S. Sugar Deal purchase for the Everglades water restoration project.

In August 2010, a contract was drafted by the South Florida Water Management for 26,800 acres of United States Sugar Corporation lands in order to assist in rejuvenation of the Everglades Project.

The project was controversial since it was widely suspected that political and monetary agendas were at stake. Nonetheless, the deal will send more clean water into the Everglades and nearby ecosystem regions and for these reasons it has won some approval whilst incurring criticism.

An additional benefit is that it will transplant a region of agricultural land that has become a major source of pollution and use it instead for increasing water treatment capacities in order to decrease phosphorus loads in…. [read more]

Environmental Themes in Grapes Term Paper

… The Everglades would be confined to one million acres within the levees and the shallow marsh of Everglades National Park (Douglas, 1997).

This federal act called for the control of water levels though a network of pumps and roughly 1,400 miles of canals and levees. "Within the Everglades, the project created five enormous impoundments, the water conservation areas, running through western sections of Palm Beach, Broward and Dad counties, and ending at the northern edge of Everglades National Park" (Douglas, 422). Water would be stored to carry to the cities during winter months, then dumped to make room for the summer hurricane rains. The cost would run well over half a billion dollars. The Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District was created to buy…. [read more]

Workings of Forest Fire Management Systems and Urban Fire Departments Term Paper

… Forest Fire Management Systems and Urban Fire Departments

Forest Fire Management Systems

New Technologies

Urban Fire Department

New Technologies

Descriptive Statistics

Suppression Costs for Federal Agencies. Source: National Interagency Fire

Appendix II Figure 2. The tactical priorities of structural firefighting operations

Appendix III Figure 3. Fire Fighter Average Salaries for 2002 (Full Time)

Discussion and Study of Forest Fire Management Systems and Urban Fire Departments

Fire is a destructive force whether it takes place in a the forest or urban setting. A fire of any size causes costly damage to the environment, personal property and even human life. This paper acts as a discussion and study of fire management systems for both the forest and urban style of fire fighting. By studying fire management systems,…. [read more]

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