May 25, 2017

What a difference a headwaters makes!

The Everglades has a reputation ...

For being wetter than the Big Cypress.

Quick look at water depth
(above the slough floor) in the Everglades
compared to water depth (below the center
of the cypress dome floor)
in the Big Cypress

That's only because the Everglades is connected to its headwaters.

The Big Cypress in comparison has to rely on direct rainfall.


For the most part its historic headwaters have been cut off.

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