Nov 25, 2012

Mighty river dwarfs competition

How mighty is the Mississippi?

Consider that this year's annual discharge is lagging behind.

The Caloosatchee River (as measured at S-79)
is indicated as the red sliver at the base of each bar

Not that it's suddenly become small.

The Caloosahatchee River has discharged around a million acre feet into the gulf this year. That makes it less than a half percent of the Mississippi's freshwater contribution.

South Florida's highest flowing river suddenly doesn't seem so big.

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