Nov 15, 2011

Slow as sheetflow

"Now you see it ...
Now you don't."
Now (above) and then (below)
in the same pond apple forest
in September and April 2011

Okay, the water won't disappear that fast.

In fact, October rain has a way of staying around the most.

The reason for that is evapotranspiration.

Or rather, lack thereof.

"Now and then"
as graphed on 20-year record

Cooler fall temperatures have arrived and plants having entered their dormant "less thirsty" low sun light phase means it will take months in the swamp for the water slowly to recede ...

Nobody said sheetflow was fast!

1 comment:

Jim Snyder said...

I like the wet and dry in pond apple forest.