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Flamingo canal (Florida)

Flamingo canal (Florida)

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Flamingo, on the mainland about 9 miles E of East Cape (25°06.9'N., 81°05.2'W.), is a tourist center in
Everglades National Park at the entrance of Buttonwood (Flamingo) Canal. A 300-foot tower and an 86-foot standpipe E of the canal about 0.3 mile NE of the visitors center are prominent. A privately dredged channel leads from the 7-foot contour of Florida Bay to the canal entrance. In April 1998, the channel had a reported controlling depth of 4½ feet. The channel is marked by lights and daybeacons. A dam blocks the canal about
200 yards above the entrance. Boat ramps and an 8-ton hoist at the dam allow the passage of craft to 26 feet long from Florida Bay to Coot Bay and Whitewater Bay.
A highway bridge, about 0.5 mile above the mouth of the canal, has a reported 45-foot fixed span and a clearance of 10 feet.
16/04/2012
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JB
Flamingo canal (Florida)
4/04/2010
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Joëlle
Flamingo, sur le continent, à environ 9 miles à l'Est du Cap-E (25 ° 06,9 'N., 81 °
05,2' O.), est un centre touristique dans le Parc national des
Everglades, à l'entrée de Buttonwood (Flamingo) Canal. Une tour de 90 m et à 25,8 m à l'E du canal à'environ 0,3 mile au nord du centre, les visiteurs sont au premier plan. Une chaîne privée de dragage conduit à partir du contour à 2,1 m de la Baie de Floride à l'entrée du canal. En avril 1998, la chaîne avait signalé une profondeur de 1,7 m. Le canal est marqué par des feux et balises de jour. Un barrage bloque le canal à 200 mètres au-dessus de l'entrée. Des rampes et un treuil de 8 tonnes au barrage permet le passage des bateaux à 7,8 m le long de la baie de Floride à Foulque Bay et Whitewater
Bay.
Un pont d'autoroute, à environ 0,5 mile au-dessus de l'embouchure du canal, d'une longueur de 13,5 m fixes et un dégagement de 3 m.
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