Environment: Now You See It, Now You Don't

Built by the Army, a river channel will be filled in by Florida

Crouched beneath a gentle morning sun last week, Florida Governor Bob Graham grinned broadly and, with a muddy splash, dropped a baby cypress tree into a hole filled with water on the bank of the Kissimmee River. As he shoveled soil on the roots, a group of ebullient environmentalists crowded around him, laughing and applauding. "This is the heart that pumps the blood," said Graham of the river. "Our goal is, by the year 2000, the water system will look and function more as it did in the year...

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