Compare that to Corkscrew Swamp, not too far as the woodstork flies, where waters have yet to fully rebound out of the long and deep spring drought.
|The dotted line is the twenty-year median.|
As you can see, current stage is two feet below.
By my calculations,
Corkscrew is a good two feet lower than where it normally is (and probably should be) this late in the summer which, if you look at “last year” on the hydrograph, is exactly where it was in August of 2010:
Up in the pines, pond apple a good two feet deep.
My only caveat is that I am not collecting this data for myself: I call in to the front desk of Audubon’s Visitor Center who maintains a daily log of staff gage readings.
So who knows?
Maybe the gage got accidently moved.
|Corkscrew boardwalk as seen earlier in June|
Unlikely, but that makes me think:
I should take a trip to the boardwalk to double check.