Yes, we’ve had a dry span in the weather,
But the water table is higher than you think.
|This hydrograph shows the current height of the water table in Big Cypress Nat’l Preserve relative to ecological and historical stats (1993-present). The dark blue line shows the past two years. The dotted white line is the long-term average.|
Currently, water levels are:
- 11 inches higher than our long-term late April Average,
- At the same elevation we normally see in early March,
- About a foot deep in the inner fringe of cypress domes, and
- At the same elevation we normally see in early June.
The caveat with the last point the water table is still dropping.
By early June it is usually on the rise.