You know we’ve finally hit the heart of the wet season …
When the pinelands are shallowly flooded.
Over the course of an average year, we can usually count on the hydric pines going under for a good 4 months of the summer/fall period and the higher-perched mesic pines getting inundated for about a month.
And usually September is reliably our peak water season.
Except this year.
The water table is inching up but still below the pine trunks.
That makes this year drier (i.e. less wet) than the drought summer of 2000