In the afternoon on Naples Beach.
|Still got a swim in|
Not on this day.
|Litter, or historical artifact?|
|Don't see many pull-tabs anymore.|
|This bar chart shows daily rainfall totals for this current year (red) compared to the long-term daily median (blue) as calculated from 1998 to 2013 for Big Cypress National Preserve.|
This hydrograph shows the the rise and fall of Lake levels over the past two years in comparison to the long-term range (from 1993 to present) and major ecological thresholds. The dotted white line shows the long-term median. Current stage is about a half foot below the long-term average for mid September.
The calendar chart above displays the history of surface water flooding in Big Cypress National Preserve from 1991 to present. It reads like a page of a book -- years from top to bottom and months from left to right. Cooler colors (light and dark blue) indicate times when the water table is at its peak and warmer colors show when the water table is dropping down into the cypress and below ground. The driest times are shown by no colors at all -- they are the spaces on the calendar chart in spring when deep drought strikes. Can you see on this summer's line of data (so far) that the pines have yet to get wet?
|The hydrograph above compares the most recent water year (i.e. WY2015 runs from May 2014 to Apr 2015) to the historic range and median (as calculated from 1992 to present) and a few years of note. Actually, there were some other years of note but you can only include so many lines on a graph before it gets cluttered.|