Nov 29, 2018

May-like November?

You know it's a dry late November when ...

Swamp stage is at the same level as the previous May.

Hydrograph of water depth in Big Cypress National Preserve.  The blue line shows this water year (so far).  The red line shows last year's water year (notice the extremes).  The dotted line is the long term normal, 1992 to present.  Background color coding matches the historical calendar below.
Granted, it was a record-rainy May.

But still ...

The larger point is that the water recession started early and from a much lower level than last year, or a normal year for that matter.  Currently, swamp stage is a half foot below normal late November levels, and a full foot below late November of last year.

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