Summer and fall is sheetflow season,
But usually it takes until August to get into full gear.
Even then there are years when it doesn't rise all the way up:
The drought year of 2007 was a perfect example of that.
This year sheetflow is racing fast out of the gate.
Last time we had this much flow under Tamiami Trail was June 2005 and before that the flood of record year 1995. But peak flow conditions rarely sustain through the entire year and this year will probably be no different. Thus the question is: how long will peak flow last and what steps can we take to prolong it, if not this year, in future years to come.
The downstream 10,000 Island estuaries depend on it.