Many standard hydrologic definitions simply do not fit.
|The corn chowder to popcorn spectrum is a good way to conceptualize drought (at a landscape level) in the Big Cypress Swamp and Everglades ecosystems.|
Take for example the word drought.
Usually drought means drought, both sky and ground.
But in south Florida those two realms get split in two.
The term drought still applies well for the sky. The term I like to use for the saturation level on the ground, i.e. in the wetlands, is parchedness.
That's where the corn chowder to popcorn spectrum comes into play.
Currently we're at a moist cornbread.