Let me tell ya:
It’s dry out there …
But there’s still a lot of time for it to get a lot drier.
Big Cypress National Preserve is in what I call “tortilla chips surrounded by rapidly receding bowl of salsa” mode. That means that the deep areas in the middle of the domes, strands and marshes are still flooded, but increasingly its dry everywhere else. Normally this time of year we’d have about a foot of water in the center of the domes. This year it’s closer to a few inches. A year ago today it was almost 2 feet (i.e. remember the Super El Niño?).
In comparison, the Everglades are holding more water (and deeper) than the adjacent and higher perched swamp.
As shown above, most areas of the glades are about a foot deep.