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Miami Geological Society Publications
The Big Cypress Swamp
The Big Cypress
Swamp differs from the adjacent Everglades in topography, soils, water quality,
and vegetation. Because the Swamp has relatively more high land, inundation
and soil deposition are less extensive in the Swamp than in the Everglades.
Soil in the Swamp is usually a thin (less than 0.6 meters) layer of marl,
sand, or mixtures of the two, or is absent where limestone crops out, whereas
soil in the Everglades is usually deeper organic peat. Vegetation in the
Swamp is closely associated with topography, water inundation, and soils,
and is more diverse and forested than it is in the Everglades.
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