Recent rain has the water cycle going in reverse:
Current water levels have bounced back to December 2013 heights.
Just a few weeks ago the marl prairies were going dry and the wetting front was predictably receding into the swamp's deeper holes, i.e. cypress domes, strands and marshes. Recent rains have put the wetting front back out on the march into and across the swamp's vast marl prairie plains. Current water levels are about 3 inches higher than normal for this time of year and about 10 inches higher than early February of last year.
Where will the water table go from here?
Answer: Probably down.
Winter rains rarely sustain a fully flooded swamp, rather they play the unsung role of keeping wildlfire-vulnerable spring drought at bay by preventing the water table from dropping too low. Current water stage in the swamp is about 2 feet higher than the normal early may nadir of the dry season water table and about 2.2 feet higher than the level that the swamp bottomed out last year in early April.
The story for now is a rain rejuvenated swamp:
Almost feels like 2013.