But how dry can an "every other year" event really be?
|Spring 2011 is dropping down into record dry territory|
May 2009 marks the historic low-water mark of recent memory.
Here we are just twenty three months later, mid April 2011, and the swamp has inexplicably returned to that low-water ebb. As for the cause: Blame the La Niña for one – it kept winter rains largely at bay (not counting the Kissimmee) – but also factoring in big was a dearth of moisture from tropical storms last fall (getting the dry season drop off to an early start) and a hotter than usual spring.
|Exposed caprock along the Tamiami Trail:|
April 2011 is looking more and more like May 2009 (above)
Our summer flood season is just weeks away from starting.
This year though, those rains will have a lot more filling up to do.