Global Warming and Possible Effects on the Central and Southern Florida Project

by James W. Vearil, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions


The possible impacts of global warming on the operation and management of the Central and Southern Florida Project are examined. The potential impacts include sea level rise, tropical cyclone frequency and intensity changes, and precipitation and temperature changes. The need for flexible, robust, and implementable alternatives is desirable due to the great uncertainty associated with an issue such as global warming.

Subject Headings: Global warming | Light rail transit | Project management | Water pollution | Temperature effects | Stormwater management | Water resources | Climate change | Florida | United States

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