Feb 23, 2016

King-size sheet (of water)

The Everglades used to be able to naturally store more water.

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
hydrograph above

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.

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