Rain fills up the glades …
But it also depends on flows from upstream.
That’s from the S-12B.
As seen looking west Big Cypress Nat’l Preserve.
Can you see the rain clouds building up?
A fitting view considering the Big Cypress’s (long held, but slightly misplaced) reputation as a rain-fed swamp that doesn’t rely on gates, but it too depends on upstream flows.
Stewardship of the swamp and its water go hand in hand.