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Fisheries vol 33 no 1 january 2008 www.fisheries.org 11 cial fisheries for catfish (Ictalurus spp. and
 

Summary: Fisheries vol 33 no 1 january 2008 www.fisheries.org 11
cial fisheries for catfish (Ictalurus spp. and
Ameiurus spp.) with a combined value over
U.S. $200 million. (Furse and Fox 1994).
The lake also serves as a water supply to cit-
ies in south Florida and provides important
habitat to a wide range of plants and animals
in the region (Johnson et al. 2007). The
quality of all of these resources is closely tied
to lake water levels and their influence on
habitat quality and quantity (Havens et al.
2005; Johnson et al. 2007).
Modificationstothelake'shydrologyhave
substantially changed the lake's surface area
and connectivity to the watershed. Initial
changes were made to facilitate agriculture
by draining portions of the Everglades, and
the Herbert Hoover Dike and lock system
was constructed around the lake in the early
twentieth century to prevent catastrophic

  

Source: Allen, Micheal S. - Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology