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Kissimmee River

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river of central Florida flowing about 140 km (85 mi) south-southeast through Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee. Originally about 215 km (135 mi) long, the river was channelized in the 1960s.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a river of central Florida that flows southward to Lake Okeechobee

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Examples

  • Now the wild horses are roaming restored flood plains at the south end of the Kissimmee River, which is being returned to its once naturally winding shape.

    WPTV Top Stories

  • A century ago, water flowed uninterrupted from the Kissimmee River into Lake Okeechobee and then south through the Everglades before emptying into Florida Bay.

    Saving the Everglades

  • Disston, a big contributor to the Republican Party, took President Chester Arthur for a steamboat ride up the also dredged Kissimmee River to talk about planting sugar cane, do a little fishing, and stare at the picturesque Crackers, their porches littered with prehistoric femurs, and the Seminoles, dressed in bright patchwork and rickrack.

    Dream State

  • The linkages between the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, and the Kissimmee River, which provides 80 percent of the surface flow into Lake Okeechobee, illustrate the importance of connectivity among ecoregions to maintain integrity.

    Everglades

  • A model was made showing the need for restoring the Kissimmee River floodplain so that northern waters arrive filtered and later in the year, a procedure also being implemented.

    Annotated contributions of Howard T. Odum

  • ZARRELLA: One hundred miles north of Miami, the Kissimmee River winds its way south, eventually dumping into Lake Okeechobee, one of the primary sources of water for at least 5 million people.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2007

  • Locks along the Kissimmee River, evidence of the Corps of Engineers "progress" before they realized they'd forked things up and spent millions of dollars doing so.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Locks along the Kissimmee River, evidence of the Corps of Engineers "progress" before they realized they'd forked things up and spent millions of dollars doing so.

    florida and the everglades

  • Kissimmee River down to the Everglades and now they're going to spend a billion and a half unchannelizing it.

    Oral History Interview with Lauch Faircloth, July 16, 1999. Interview I-0070. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Priorities include improving freshwater flows to Everglades National Park, restoring the Kissimmee River, completing a master blueprint for rebuilding freshwater supplies for South Florida and -- through the Lands Legacy Initiative -- acquiring critical lands within and adjacent to the Park.

    Fy2000 Budget Summary And Supporting Materials

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