New flood of record?

You know its wet in the swamp …

When the mesic hammocks get submerged.


Simple cross section
of the Big Cypress ecosystem
color coded to match the historical
calendar below

Unlike the pine islands that get flooded at some point most every year,

Hammocks are high ground that submerges only every couple years at best.

Historical calendar showing the depth
and duration of surface water in Big Cypress
National Preserve, 1991 to present

This year they’ve been under for over two months.

That’s comparable to the swamp’s flood of record back in 1995.


Last time the hammocks were flooded at all was a decade ago during the Year of Fay in 2008.

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