Jun 4, 2020

One (or many) droughts?

When it comes to meteorologic drought ...

South Florida is in the same boat.

Notice how the swamp dropped the deepest
during the drought, and jumped the quickest
with the return of the rains

But drought manifests itself differently ...

On the ground from one watershed to another.

Take for instance the Big Cypress.

It's water table drops much deeper and longer below ground than the adjacent Everglades.

Keeping the winter water table up goes hand in hand

With restoring the swamp's summer sheet flow regimes.

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