May 11, 2014

Fallacies of the swamp

Some people think of the swamp ...

As always being very wet.

The swamp is in constant
(slow) motion

But except for a few deep spots, surface water in the swamp is shallow. For portions of the year there can be little or no water at all. Compare that to a deep lake up north where you can walk around the bank.

When the swamp gets really wet, it has no banks at all (despite still being shallow.)

Did I mention the swamp has a Deep Lake?

It's deeper than Lake Okeechobee.

Five times deeper.


Unknown said...

What is the name of the lake?

Gohydrology said...

Somewhat appropriately, its actually named Deep Lake. You can find it on a map by the jog in the road on State Road 29, about 9 miles north of the Tamiami Trail.