Apr 23, 2019

History of drought severity

This time the last two years ...

The bottom had dropped out from under the swamp.

The calendar chart above shows the history
of drought severity in the Big Cypress.  Orange and
red coding indicate times of moderate and severe

By that I mean we were in deep drought (i.e. red) mode,

During which the water table dropped a good 1-3 feet below the center of the cypress domes. 

Or in other words, the swamp was tinderbox dry.

This year, by comparison, the natural fire breaks are still moist (i.e. yellow).

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