Drier than spring drought of 2009?

The slough has shallowed Everglades National Park’s Shark Slough.

Currently it’s dropped down to under a foot deep.

Slough stage is slightly lower than the same point in 2009.
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That makes it 8 inches shallower than March of last year and, if you can believe it, an inch or so shallower than the March of 2009. That was the spring that Shark Slough went peat-parching dry as a bone which is rare for the Everglades. Usually sloughs hold at least a few inches of water all year long.

On average waters don’t bottom out until early May.

That gives us all of April and into May for a deep dry season drop.

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