The dry season is off to a fast start,
Water levels dropped through the entire month of October.
But the big picture is that the swamp is still wet. The water table is currently 2 feet above where it normally bottoms out each spring in mid May and a few inches below the long-term average for early November. That means the cypress domes and strands are still fairly full of water, enough to get your socks wet anyway.
It isn't until March that domes typically start to dry down.
And even then they remain squishy unless we have a deep spring drought.