Then came levees and canals and farms and the urban coast.
|WCA3A has risen|
to a new high-water
mark for February
We still get the same amount of rain (more or less),
But now we have less wetland area to spread it out.
|Here's a matching historical|
calendar for the same
That's especially the case when we get the rain all at once.
What used to be a king-size (and shallow) sheet of water now stacks up on a queen-sized bed (i.e. WCA3A), as shown above, with a lot of the remainder discharging out to the coast.
It's more complicated than just that of course.