28° 7' 30" N, 81° 26' 9.6" W
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Brief Site Description:
The 12,000-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve straddles the headwaters of the Everglades ecosystem in south-central Florida.
Detailed Site Description:
The 12,000-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve straddles the headwaters of the Everglades ecosystem in south-central Florida. This site is seasonally wet and flooded.
Site history & management
The Disney site was heavily logged and used as ranchland for decades. However, vegetation and site conditions have been restored to closely represent site condition records, documented by the area’s first Spanish missionaries. The large-scale wetland and upland restoration at Disney included the removal of non-native, invasive plants and grasses and the removal of agricultural ditches. The primary management activity is controlled burns.
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Mean Annual Precipitation:
1 295 millimeters / year
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Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance:
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Complexly interbedded sequence of aquifers and confining beds
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