The swamp dries out in degrees …
During the winter and spring.
Gradual at first, come April and May that drying process can speed up. The end point? Total dryness. We’re not at that point yet. But the swamp has hit a notable threshold. According to our Preserve-wide hydrograph (see above), water is about to drop below the center of the domes.
The cypress peat is still retaining moisture. And the gator holes and deep water refugia are still holding water.
But even those low spots will go dry as the dry season marches on.