Apr 25, 2016

Wetter than it looks

Yes, we've had a dry span in the weather,

But the water table is higher than you think.

This hydrograph shows the current height of the water table in Big Cypress Nat'l Preserve relative to ecological and historical stats (1993-present).  The dark blue line shows the past two years.  The dotted white line is the long-term average.

Currently, water levels are:

  • 11 inches higher than our long-term late April Average,
  • At the same elevation we normally see in early March,
  • About a foot deep in the inner fringe of cypress domes, and
  • At the same elevation we normally see in early June.


The caveat with the last point the water table is still dropping.

By early June it is usually on the rise.

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