An Everglades canal froze,
But only slightly so …
By noon it returned to its “native” state – liquid water.
Over in Shark River Slough waters didn’t freeze, but if they had it would have been a novel way – at least momentarily – to stop their decline …
The dry season “rains” have come up short in that regard.
Shark River Slough has now dropped slightly over a foot since its late September peak, placing it only 4 inches above the two-decade low for mid January.
Or in other words, about 2 months drier than normal.
What’s interesting is that right next door – in Big Cypress Swamp – winter rains have put new water into our wetlands, and noticeably so.
The prairies are no longer just soggy – walking through them is a “slog.”
Native liquid state not withstanding, it sure feels “freezing” when your feet are soaked!