Jacksonville harbor Deeping Tragic Results
The Tragic Results
THE TRUE SIGNIFICANCE of the Corps' impact upon the Florida environment has yet to be measured in full. But one thing is certain: there is enough positive evidence that the end of a Florida that used to be grows ever closer. These may seem to be rather foreboding words but remembering Florida's precariously balanced ecology, and considering the disastrous results already imposed on a suffering land, they ring with an air of obvious certainty. There is visible evidence that the Corps has defiled Florida's waterways, and in Florida water is life. When the water is gone, Florida will be gone, also.
The names of the rivers that have been dammed, straightened, flooded, and otherwise despoliated by the Corps are well known-Kissimmee, Oklawaha, Columbia, Snake, St. Lucie,Sangamon, Cossatot, Missouri, and so on with name after name that extols America's historic past .In order to comprehend the awesome damages inflicted upon the country's water resources, it is necessary to view the results in total, rather than project-by-project. The time is long past when any sizable segment of the population can depend solely upon its adjacent environment for survival. What affects one section of the country subsequently affects all sections. And it is equally true that the water resources have a similar interrelationship. The oceans depend upon the estuaries; the estuaries depend upon the rivers; and the rivers depend upon the watersheds.Damage to one is damage to all.
There's to many politics involved here The theme the US Army Corps of Engineers to by pass all safeguards has used the Presidents words "We Can't Wait Initiative" to shove this project down the American public. 45 feet for which the Corp offered to pay for the project but wait the Port demanded 47 feet offering tax dollars without publics consent!!! Two usacoe employees were arrested and charged with bribes and the dredging companies have already been charged with bid rigging. We need to voice our concerns and demand accountability.