Water goes on the retreat to the point that it’s all but out of view. The only way to find it is to venture into a lower-lying cypress dome and strand, and it’s there that you’ll see the spring-shrunk shallow pools, and probably a gator or two.
There are two types of dry seasons:
One where the cypress domes and strands stay wet (or at least moist).
Then there are the deep spring drydowns when everything goes bone dry and the water table drops below the cypress roots.
Where is the swamp now?
Currently at the fork in the road between the two droughts.