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!