Hydrologic Activity

A graphic on a map of South Florida depicts water flow from two primary watersheds in the region that play a role in Big Cypress. The one that supports the preserve the most fills the northern half of the preserve and is labeled the Big Cypress Basin.
The image above shows just how important Big Cypress National Preserve is with regards to maintaining high water quality flowing to the Southwest Florida Region.
 

Established as one of America's first national preserves, Big Cypress protects over 729,000 acres of a vast freshwater swamp ecosystem, which supports the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast.

 

For comprehensive information on the current status of water within the region visit the Go Hydrology! webpage. This interactive website details the complex inner-workings within and among the wetlands and waterways of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades and adjacent Big Cypress watersheds.

Last updated: December 14, 2021

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