Big Cypress rains

Here’s an update on rainfall in Big Cypress National Preserve through the first half of the wet season.

About 20 inches of rain has fallen since the start of June.

Do you remember 2005 when 20 inches of rain fell in June alone, … some stations recorded close to 30 inches?

June, July, August, and September are our 4 core wet season months: each averaging between 8 and 10 inches.

Tropical rains can also fall in October, essentially extending the depth and duration that water stays in the wetlands … but those storms are hit and miss from year to year. The preserve’s long-term average for October is only 4 inches.

And after October, from November to April, its back to 2 inches per month.

But that’s looking way ahead:
We’re not even done with July.

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