-A 7alle of iJwo Women
Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Mlaijoric 1larris Carr
Segment: Army Corps and Water Management
Source: Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas: a tale of two women / produced by Florida
International University Learning Resources for FIU/FAU Joint Center. Videotaped at the Douglas House
in Coconut Grove, June 15, 1983.
Length of Segment: 00:01:55
Transcript and audio recording are copyright 1983-2009 Florida International University.
Interviewer: (13:17) You mentioned several times the importance of water to Everglades national park
Interviewer: And that's...
MSD: Course its enormously important to the Park as I say, it was cut off before it was born, practically.
Then some years later when it wasn't getting enough water, Bill Baggs of the News and Mr. Knight of the
Herald went up to Washington and saw President Johnson about the need of the Park for water, and
Johnson called in the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Interior and said "now you two men
have got to get together on this. The Corps is denying the Park water, and the Park is partly the
property of the Department of the Interior, and you two have got to get together. So, a contract was
signed between the Corps and the Park, which said that would be given, I forgot how many gallons of
water, when the Corps had it. But since the Corps has never been particularly interested in the Park.
And its been a problem ever since. Of course, once and a while when the Water Management District
dumps out too much water from the number two and number three conservancy basin, the Park
suddenly gets more water than it wants or should have at that time of year. The rest of the time it could
be too dry, but the whole, the Park has to be considered with the whole problem. And it should be
considered, the Governor will have to consider all of that as part of the problem. (15:12)