Don’t look now,
But in a week’s time – if nothing changes – swamp stage will be lower this year than last.
Despite last year’s record dry down,
Waters had rebounded with fervor thanks to a late May mid latitudinal cyclone.
We’re still waiting for this year’s signature
“Welcome to the Wet Season” storm.
With a week still to go, May is making a bid at accumulating the lowest “monthly total” of the dry season.
Some of which have registered local-level deluges (our rain gage at Monument Road teeter-tottered back and forth 319 times on May 19th – that’s 3.19 inches of rain):
There just hasn’t been a regional-scale soaker yet.
Still, that doesn’t diminish
what a wet winter and spring it’s been …
the true metric of which we call “hydroperiod.”
Wednesday at 2 pm:
Tune back to see a panoramic photo
of one of the swamp’s most scenic spots.