Or rather I mean got “soaking wet” and washed away instead.
|Low spots fill up quickly ...|
as shown on the Turner River looking downstream.
The nearby Ochopee weather station recorded 4 inches of rain on Sunday. That filled all the local low spots back up with water quickly – literally over night. But Ochopee is just a small part of the swamp’s vast domain. Until we get a big regional-wide rainmaker, it’s going to take a series of afternoon storms to refill the swamp.
That could stretch later into the summer, if we get there at all.
|Especially after a deluge of 4 inches in one day.|
But first thing first:
That four inch rain unwittingly started at least four new wildfires farther north. We’ll need more rain, and quick, to put them out.
|Still lots of filling up to do|
As shown on the Turner River looking upstream
The rain won't wash away the drought as easily as it did the animal tracks.