Kissimmee River


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Kis·sim·mee River

 (kĭ-sĭm′ē)
A river of central Florida flowing about 140 km (85 mi) south-southeast through Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee. Originally about 215 km (135 mi) long, the river was channelized in the 1960s.
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Noun1.Kissimmee River - a river of central Florida that flows southward to Lake Okeechobee
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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Kids will enjoy petting and feeding barnyard animals and livestock at the petting farm, while the whole family can enjoy horseback riding or a dinnertime hayride along the Kissimmee River, spotting abundant wildlife while being serenaded by a singing cowboy, culminating with a family-style country buffet.
The system was fed by rainwater that from June to November surged down the Kissimmee River and into Lake Okeechobee.
Site of the 2008 championship is Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga, or Lake Toho, the largest water body in the Kissimmee River chain of lakes in the Central part of the state.
Touring the Kissimmee River restoration project in 1997 with Lou Toth, one of the project ecologists, was a transformative experience for me.
The Kissimmee River was diked, straightened and concreted by the Army Corps of Engineers during the Everglades extravaganza of the 1940s and 50s.
Gracious oaks, disheveled myrtles, sandhill cranes, and gopher tortoises punctuated a land that told the record of its history in one sweeping glance: the Seminole, the Florida Cracker, and the Kissimmee River.
He said the longest bore--4,096 feet--was under Chandler Slough, one of an interconnecting network of sloughs, man-made canals and natural creeks that drain to the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee.
Goral pointed out that the longest bore 4,096 feet was under Chandler Slough, one of an interconnecting network of sloughs, man-made canals and natural creeks that drain to the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee.
Johns River, the Kissimmee River, the Chipola River, the Oklawaha River, and the Peace River were not meandered, even though all of these rivers bore steamboat traffic during the water transportation era.
The Kissimmee River system flowed south into Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake wholly in the United States, providing fresh water for the Everglades, which was once a shallow sheet of water 100 kilometers wide moving slowly but steadily to Florida Bay.
For the sake of wildlife habitat, the corps, which once straightened the Kissimmee River, is helping it snake back to its natural course.