In total, the hydric pines (orange) were flooded for four months.
|Hydroperiod is measured in months per year in the hydric pines|
Some years the mesic pines are wet for just a few weeks.
Even the mesic pines (red) went under this year.
That didn't happen the year before.
|View from the middle high spot|
in a mesic pine island
Water rose into the mesic pines for four full months. That makes that year deeper and for longer than our "flood of record" in 1995. But of course what set the latter apart was the wet dry season of 1994-1995 that came before.
Sometimes effects are cumulative in the swamp.