Pumps- our region learned to move water early

Flood control gates and sea walls in Southeast Florida have historically relied on gravity systems to move excess stormwater downhill toward the Atlantic and the Everglades. These systems are becoming less effective as the sea level rises and will need to be retrofitted with massive pumps that will help move the water from areas inundated with storm water to water storage areas and natural bodies of water that can manage the excess water. Pump stations, rather than a gravity-based systems can be used to remove sea water. New systems of pumps should be carefully considered.

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