Feb 22, 2018

How to: Shift a swamp paradigm

The Big Cypress has long been touted as a "rain driven" watershed.

While that may sounds Utopian at first ...

Maybe it has errantly led us down the wrong path.

Perhaps a better way to think of the Big Cypress conservation lands are as derelict ruins of a hydrologic architecture that long since collapsed and that once reached well up towards the Caloosahatchee (as shown on the animated diagram above.)

I'm not saying we'll ever get all that back ...

But finding ways to connect the swamp to its headwaters are vital to the success of our conservation lands and our community and its water management efforts at large.

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