Aug 30, 2018

How to: Water down water

The thing about water is ...

Sometimes it's difficult to water down.

Hydrograph of discharge through Caloosahatchee's S-79 structure, 2016 to present, in cubic feet per second


The inevitable result is too many lines, numbers, and outputs off all types ...

Usually leaving everyone gasping for air for it to be distilled into one chart.


Historical calendar of discharge through the S-79 using the same color coding, 1970 to present (on the left).  To the right is the salinity/discharge envelope for the downstream 30 mile run of the river from the S-79 structure to the coast.

In sum, the water is more complex than any one chart.

But sometimes a good chart, properly rendered, can help simplify the math.

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