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Everglades National Park

southern portion of the state

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The Everglades are subtropical marshlands, large areas of wetland which are subject to continuous flooding and features grasses, rushes, reeds and other herbaceous plants in shallow water.

The Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee overflow during the wet season creating the Everglades, a shallow, slow-moving flood at one time 40 miles (60 km) wide and over 100 miles (160 km) long moving southward across a nearly flat limestone shelf to Florida Bay at the southern end of the state.

Everglades National Park covers 2.3 million acres (6,600 kmē), which is only 27.3% of the original area, which has been greatly reduced by man.

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Everglades National Park

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