Pines stay dry (for now)

We’re in the heart of the summer,

But in some ways the sheet flow season has just begun.

The colors on this historical
calendar tell you where the wetting
front was from 1991 to present

It isn’t until the chart above turns “purple” or “black,”

That the swamp’s shallow sheet of water rises into the pine islands.

Last year (2019) that happened for a week or so, the year before that (2018) not at all; and the ear before that (2017) almost 7 months!

Yes, that was a record deep (and long) summer inundation.

And more proof that no two water years are the same the swamp.

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