Wetland depths are at (or near) their annual peak.
|This chart shows KBDI drought readings (current, a month ago, a year ago, and normal) for various parts of Florida for September 15th.|
But arrival of the peak also means the end is near:
South Florida's rainy season has about four weeks left.
|It's unusual for the Everglades drought index|
to be so high in September, but for the panhandle
it's actually the norm.
From that point forward wetland levels start to drop.
Compare that to fall in the panhandle where its normally dry.