The Kissimmee: A River Recurved

National Public Radio: It sounds almost superhuman to try straighten a river and then recarve the curves. That's what federal and state officials did to the Kissimmee River in central Florida. They straightened the river in the 1960s into a canal to drain swampland and make way for the state's explosive growth. It worked - and it created an ecological disaster. So officials decided to restore the river's slow-flowing, meandering path. That billion-dollar restoration - the world's largest - is a few years from completion.......

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