|Beyond Disaster||Beyond Disaster||Flood control -- Florida|
Hurricane damage -- Florida
- This film begins with re-creation of the 1928 hurricane that tore apart the west coast of south Florida and killed over 2,000 people. It continues with details on the development of flood control measures as drought, fires, and agriculture became problems in water control. It shows the head of the Flood Control District justifying measures taken and programs underway. Viewers see lab work, fieldwork, water hyacinth research, and the planting of mangrove seedlings by dropping them from a helicopter. The film tells how careful the Flood Control District is in what it does. It shows their computer system and how efficient it will be. Viewers also see cloud seeding by the federal government. Produced by Key Productions; sponsored by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.
|Million Acre Playground||Million Acre Playground||Air boats|
Million Acre Playground
- 1960 (circa)
- This film depicts the work of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in maintaining the Everglades. There are lots of wildlife and recreational scenes. It includes airboats, deer hunting with hounds, duck hunting, frog gigging, fishing, camping and the Okeechobee Waterway Cross State Boat Cruise. Pedal steel guitars provide the film's background music.
|Waters of Destiny||Waters of Destiny||Agriculture|
Flood control -- Florida
Waters of Destiny
- 1957 (circa)
- This film uses actual hurricane footage to show the damage from uncontrolled storm water, describing how the Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District tamed the Everglades. The melodramatic narration combined with outstanding footage of storms and floods makes this a compelling film. The piece ends by showing off the manpower and equipment used to change Florida's environment, with all good intentions. Wildlife photography is by E.W. Dutton. Waters of Destiny was filmed in Kodachrome.