Return to “normal” drought

Swamp levels rose over a foot …

Thanks to last week’s big rain storm.

This hydrograph shows the rise and fall of the water table in Big Cypress Nat’l Preserve over the past two years.  The blue line indicates the past two years.  The dotted white line indicates the long term average.  The horizontal changes in color coding show the elevation of the major habitat types in the swamp.

That puts us right at the long-term average for early May.

But we’re not out of drought season yet.

The water table doesn’t usually bottom out until mid May.

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