Major swamp milestone
Dry season marches on

The swamp dries out in degrees

During the winter and spring.

This chart chronicles the rise and fall of the water table over the past couple years

Gradual at first, come April and May that drying process can speed up. The end point? Total dryness. We’re not at that point yet. But the swamp has hit a notable threshold. According to our Preserve-wide hydrograph (see above), water is about to drop below the center of the domes.

Centers of cypress domes are still moist, but standing water is scarce

The cypress peat is still retaining moisture. And the gator holes and deep water refugia are still holding water.

But even those low spots will go dry as the dry season marches on.

Deeper gator holes are still holding water
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