Water Drop

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A Day in the Life of a Water Cycle

Do you enjoy the water ...

But aren't sure how to best get your feet wet?

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Campfire Talk with Go Hydrology

Well, look now further than Water Drop and the Go Hydrology website. Go Hydrology uses its trademark "Water Cycle Approach" to tune you in and help you feel "at home" in the water cycle. Think of it as Uber Water Cycle: Go Hydrology brings the water cycle to you. The truth is: There's no better place to be in the world than on a journey in the innerworkings of the aquatic water wheel.

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Recent Water Posts

Steephead Valleys
And why they are "spring like"

Steephead valleys aren’t as famous …

Or as charismatic as a Florida spring.

Steephead valleys have a distinctive rounded shape

But they are similar in they are both groundwater fed. Unlike springs that appear in full force out of nowhere, emerging from a cavernous hold in the ground in the form of a “boil,” steephead streams are smaller in scale and at their upstream end pinch back to a vanishing point. And unlike a gully-eroded dendritic (i.e. branching) stream channel that depends on rainwater for its source, and accordingly erodes from top-to-bottom — a steephead valley contains a single stream that depends on groundwater seepage as its source. Grain by grain, that causes erosion to occur from the bottom-up, giving the ravines their trademark rounded and slumping shape. Another key difference: The gradient between its headwater and mouth are low.

What makes steepheads special? The steady flow and constant (cooler) temperature makes both the ravines and the streams home to endemic and rare northern plants. An endangered fish called the Okaloosa darter is only found in steephead streams. As for their location, they are found in isolated patches in the panhandle where the regional groundwater table and alluvial floodplain intercept.

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Spring drought paradox

There’s no lusher drought …

Than springtime in the Big Cypress Swamp.

Firelight Radio is available on Apple Podcasts and Podbean

This podcast dives deep into the paradox and oxymoron of south Florida’s spring drought, why you should never walk into a gator hole, and when we can expect it to end with the start up of the summer rains.

When water reverses
The storm that shook up the water cycle

Water going the wrong way …

Isn’t as uncommon as you may think.

Campfire talk in its entirety

The caveat is the water is usually right.

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Summary: It’s not often water rises this high in the swamp, ever – let alone in mid November when water is traditionally inching its way down. The result was a number of unexpected sights, and water flowing all over the place – even over roads. By the end of the day, I wanted to package it up into a leisurely campfire talk for everyone to enjoy.

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