Waterless river

What’s the tell tale sign of the typical dry season?

That would be the cypress going dry.

To see the tell tale sign of a “really dry” dry season, you have to move beyond the cypress and find yourself a deep watering hole.

Even those have gone dry this year.

Big Cypress Nat’l Preserve’s Turner River would be one such example. Its headwater source and channel have all but dried down to its channel bottom. The only flows you’ll find this spring at the bridge is the Tamiami Trail’s traffic over top.

(That’s the road at the end of the short video clip).

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