Aug 11, 2014

Shallowly submerged

You know its wet in the swamp ...

When the pinelands are shallowly submerged.

The hydrograph above shows water depth for Big Cypress National Preserve. The dark blue line shows current stage, from 2012 to present.  The horizontal color coding shows the level that various habitat types become flooded.  The dotted white line shows the long-term average as computed from 1993 to present.

That means the center of the cypress domes are a good 2 feet deep.  Water levels usually peak in the month of September, but not always.  Last year's peak occurred in July.  The year before in October.  My guess for this year is that we haven't peaked yet.

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