Life of a cypress knee
From full to dry in a half year

It’s not often that the swamp drops

From peak flood to deep drought in the span of a half year.

Empty – Late May

But that’s what happened this year …

From November to May.

Same view in February – Half Full

And it just goes to show:

No matter how prolific a late fall rain event, all it takes is a run of dry weeks in April and/or May for the swamp to completely bottom out.

Same view following TS Eta in November – Completely Full

Last time I checked the rainfall tally for May was under an inch which puts us in a bit of a pinch considering the long-term averaged combined rainfall for May and June is 13 inches.

Or in other words, June has its work cut out for it.

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