Jun 13, 2013

Mind of its own

Wetlands are usually considered stagnant,

Except in south Florida where the shallow water at its peak actually flows.

This map provides an exaggerated view
of high and low spots in the swamp

That's happening now in Big Cypress National Preserve.

The map above shows three such flow paths.


Each discharges into the downstream estuary of the 10,000 Islands below.

1 comment:

Jungle Pete said...

How much did Turner River Road affect the hydrology of that area? It's mostly pine to the west of it. Is that a consequence of the road or is that why the road was put there?