Not only do the Everglades not fill up fast,
The fill up rate varies from year to year.
Last year, for example, they did fill up fast. (Okay, I take back what I said before.) Water Conservation Area 3A is currently over a foot lower than a year ago today and a half foot below the normal level for early July.) That could have changed in Author turned our way.
Current water level in WCA3A is about 2 feet below the normal early Fall peak.
|Simple cross sectional diagram|
of Everglades Warning: Conditions
in field maybe more complex
That means the wetting front has moved up into the ridges.