Dec 19, 2019

Lake o' decades

Just like Lake O rises and falls over the short term (i.e. seasonally),

It experiences long-term decadal shifts, too.

Animated hydrograph showing current
Lake O stage compared to previous decades

Take for instance the nineties and the aughts (i.e. 2000s):

The Lake shifted from a state of chronic flood (1990s) to prolonged drought (2000s) as driven by some combination of meteorological and management trends.

The chart above shows how current Lake stage measures up to decades past.

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