of subpar flows in the Everglades?
|S12A looking west into Big Cypress National Preserve|
(Old Trail to the left, new Trail to the right)
This time last year around 1,500 cubic feet per second of water was discharging through the S-12 structures for a end of the year 2010 total of around a half million acre feet of water.
In comparison, 2011 has yet to see a drop.
|The S-12s have yet to open in 2011|
Blame the early end to last summer’s wet season, followed by a dry winter and deep spring drought and now a relatively late start to this year's wet season.
|Can you see the dotted line?|
When will they open?
Promptly as soon as regulatory stage rises above the dotted line.