Sometimes trying to describe them I get lost in the math.
|You know it's a deep drought when even southern 3A goes dry!|
But recently in the field a long-time swamp denizen put it in plain and simple terms that everyone could understand.
“I know it’s dry when I can’t airboat anymore.”
And that means anywhere, even the Everglades deepest spot –
Southern Water Conservation Area 3A.
|This dry airboat trail is more fit for walking|
Even there, the glades deepest spot, the sloughs have finally gone dry.
As a point of comparison, sloughs within WCA2 went dry in February, and April for WCA1 and Everglades National Park. Here's an interactive map that gives a closer look.
As for walking the dry airboat trail:
I didn't get far. After five minutes and an onslaught of mosquitoes I turned back. That's no country for getting anywhere fast without a propeller at your back.