May 23, 2017

How to: Elevate water

You get the water right ...

You get the ecosystem right.

Water forms the foundation
of the swamp pyramid

Water is the center of the universe ...

Around which the entire ecosystem revolves.

Water is the center
of the swamp universe
Sometimes the water needs help.

That's called hydrologic restoration.

2 comments:

Thomas Poulson said...

Hi Bob:

You are right about putting wood storks at the top of your cartoon of getting the water right. Wood storks this year in the southern EG, and for the first time in over a decade in Corkscrew, are nesting successfully in large numbers per my colleague Mark Cook at SFWMD and my observations at Wakodahatchee (75 pairs). They have experienced what I call goldilocks conditions. Last year's wet El Nino increased fish production and this year they started nesting December / January for the first time in a long time. And except for a brief rain glitch in April water levels continue to drop opening up areas with fish concentrations all over the place.

Best, Tom

Robert Sobczak said...

Thanks for the info, Tom!