Summer Rains Explained

Forget about rain per month. This is the new way to measure south Florida’s summer rains.


a. Hourly

b. As one lump sum

c. By major holidays

d. Best guess of what you see out your window

e. All of the above

Florida’s “meteorological” four horsemen
Can you hear the apocalyptic atmospheric stampede? Not to worry — the world is not coming to an end. It’s just the sound of one of Florida’s four horsemen galloping…
Florida’s “meteorological” four horsemen
Can you hear the apocalyptic atmospheric stampede? Not to worry — the world is not coming to an end. It’s just the sound of one of Florida’s four horsemen galloping…

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Lake Okeechobee Measuring Spoon

Can you guess how many Lake Okeechobee volumes of water the Mississippi River discharges into the Gulf of Mexico each year?


a. around a hundred

b. 25

c. 1007

d. 6,508

e. impossible to measure

Florida’s “meteorological” four horsemen
Can you hear the apocalyptic atmospheric stampede? Not to worry — the world is not coming to an end. It’s just the sound of one of Florida’s four horsemen galloping…
Florida’s “meteorological” four horsemen
Can you hear the apocalyptic atmospheric stampede? Not to worry — the world is not coming to an end. It’s just the sound of one of Florida’s four horsemen galloping…

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First Big Rain Day of the Year!

Last weekend’s storm brought South Florida its first Big Rain Day (BRD) of both the calendar and water years.

Can you guess how many BRD’s south Florida gets per year?


a. 25

b. 5

c. 15

d. 8.75

e. impossible to measure

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South Florida’s water cycle… Resembles the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. Rainfall is fast and evaporation is slow, but over a year they usually balance out. Think of…
Tortoise and Hare of the Swamp
South Florida’s water cycle… Resembles the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. Rainfall is fast and evaporation is slow, but over a year they usually balance out. Think of…
Rise and fall of Swamp
The swamp falls … and rises (sometimes from the ashes). A look at the previous four water years It’s called the water cycle, and more specifically — the wet and…
Rise and fall of Swamp
The swamp falls … and rises (sometimes from the ashes). A look at the previous four water years It’s called the water cycle, and more specifically — the wet and…

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Handy Hurricane Calendar

Howdy Water Fans,

And welcome to Go Hydrology where the water cycle’s always spinning and visitors are always welcome. Our goal: To help you feel “at home” and “more connected” to the water.

Quiz: Start of Wet Season Signal

Usually the wet season starts with a flip of a switch (on Memorial Day), with hurricane season taking time to get going (sometimes months) after its official June 1 start date.  Or does it?

This handy hurricane calendar shows you the history of when (how early and how late) and at what strength they all made landfall: 

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Water Years 2021/2022 in Review
1. Water Year 2021 (May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021) Water Year 2021 classified as above average in terms or rainfall, recording 46 and 14 inches of wet and… Read more.
Water Years 2021/2022 in Review
1. Water Year 2021 (May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021) Water Year 2021 classified as above average in terms or rainfall, recording 46 and 14 inches of wet and… Read more.
Major Water Speech
When is it a good time … To talk aboutwater? https://youtu.be/juRSLokgMss Burt’s Water Speech Answer: Probably at any point during a campaign, or after it for that matter, too. To… Read more.
Major Water Speech
When is it a good time … To talk aboutwater? https://youtu.be/juRSLokgMss Burt’s Water Speech Answer: Probably at any point during a campaign, or after it for that matter, too. To… Read more.

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Summer’s Botanical Clue?

Howdy Water Fans,

And welcome to Go Hydrology where the water cycle’s always spinning and visitors are always welcome. Our goal: To help you feel “at home” and “more connected” to the water.

Quiz: Start of Wet Season Signal

The start of fall is easy to see in the swamp: Cypress needles turn brown and then fall off. Can you guess the botanical clue that signals the start of the summer wet season?

a. Pond apples start to ripen and fall

b. Gumbo Limbo’s bark peals

c. Royal Poinciana’s bright orange flowers

d. Sawgrass blooms begin to appear

e. Brazilian Pepper berries turn red

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Best Water Management Logo in Florida?
You don’t know how difficult logos can be … Until you try to make one yourself. Florida’s five districts, plus the agency that unites them all And now imagine having… Read more.
Best Water Management Logo in Florida?
You don’t know how difficult logos can be … Until you try to make one yourself. Florida’s five districts, plus the agency that unites them all And now imagine having… Read more.
Summer’s two bookends?
If summer is a shelf of books … Memorial and Labor Day are its two bookends. Available onApple PodcastsandPodbean Why? Up on the continent, the end of summer and Labor… Read more.
Summer’s two bookends?
If summer is a shelf of books … Memorial and Labor Day are its two bookends. Available onApple PodcastsandPodbean Why? Up on the continent, the end of summer and Labor… Read more.
Intro to the Water Cycle Approach
Everyone loves the water … But how do you stay in rhythm with it? https://youtu.be/zlozQyl1TBU Bob explains the water cycle approach Answer: It’s called the water cycle approach. In a… Read more.
Intro to the Water Cycle Approach
Everyone loves the water … But how do you stay in rhythm with it? https://youtu.be/zlozQyl1TBU Bob explains the water cycle approach Answer: It’s called the water cycle approach. In a… Read more.

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Cheat sheets

Warning: Experts Only!

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