Apr 26, 2011

Deepest part of glades gets shallow

There's one part of the Everglades that never goes dry ...

But this year it just might.

Will an early wet season save the day?
Southern Water Conservation Area 3A, the portion where water pools north of the Tamiami Trail, usually bottoms out toward the end of May at a slough depth of about one and half feet.

This year it's not even the end of April and water depths are already below a foot.

The gates don't open, regardless, until July.
But unless this week is an anomaly, it looks like the wet season has begun.
Soon enough that could have water soaking back in.

Next step after that is to open the gates.

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