Thursday, February 09, 2006
The Big Picture
Wayne of the large and deeply fissured cortex, recently challenged bloggers to post their watersheds. This is my attempt.
The map above shows major watersheds of the state. We are very flat topographically speaking and our streams are mostly slow moving and in no particular hurry to lose their individuality by joining the ocean.
With little topographic relief, much of our water tends to hang around in the form of swamps and ponds where it gradually seeps into the ground rather than running off. Couple the flatness with sandy porous soil and you get a lot of seepage downward rather than overland flow.
In the map above, the Suwannee River Watershed is mine. I'm down in the southern portion of the watershed just above the Withlacoochee and Crystal River watersheds..
Posted by R.Powers at 9:55 PM