Jan 18, 2017

Cypress free swamp

No cypress here:
Just pine islands separated
by circular-shaped marshes

East of Turner River Road
looking East

Jan 10, 2017

Drier than last winter

Here's a comparison ...

of water levels in the swamp, this year and last.

Chart comparing swamp water depths,
this year and last year.

This time last year water levels were rising ...

Into record-high territory for January.


This year water levels have dropped a foot since October.
Historical calendar chart
showing swamp water depths
from 1992 to present

I
n summary,

There's still water in the low spots (i.e. domes, strands and marshes),

But it's a lot drier than last year.

Jan 7, 2017

Panoramic of Mullet Slough

The high ground hammocks
and pine islands really hop out
looking north about 6 miles
south of I75