much as 6 feet of water as a result of all the flooding over the
1'st and 2'nd of may here in Tennessee.
but Percy priest reservoir changed that when it was constructed in
the 1960's bringing the shore live within 100 yards of the cedar glades,
and occasionally flooding into the lower glades, never this badly.
i can confirm that the autumn onions, limestone fameflower,
and ruellia have survived, however many other plants boiled
or suffocated in the shallow sunny water, 6 feet of standing
water was a bit to much for many of the plants which are specially
developed for dry spring summer conditions, and have perished.
time will tell what the seed bank held on to.
Right now it is a mucky brown mess full of dead baby fish and minnow,
and has certainly changed the chemistry of the shallow limestone soils.
the recovery of this cedar glade, as this has never before happened
here and who knows if it can recover or if it will be lost forever.