Hydrologic “dash of salt”

This isn’t my best graph,

But it does prove a point:

Rainfall data is sloppy … and not just because it’s wet!

The truth is that on a basin by basin level (and especially one station to the next) rainfall can vary widely (and wildly).

Case in point is this winter’s East Broward tally:

It’s recorded 18 inches of rain compared to 11 inches “south Florida wide” since the start October.

As much as I’m a fan of “lumping” all fourteen basins into one big south Florida number (as shown above) …

Those are numbers that are pretty hard to swallow without a generous “dash of salt.”

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