Wetlands are sponge like:
They hold onto their water for a long time.
Three months into the dry season and the peat habitats are still saturated or moist. The driest part of the Everglades is Water Conservation Area 2 but even there water levels are still 0.5 ft deep center of the sloughs. The wettest, as usual, is Water Conservation Area 3. The average slough depth there is almost 2 ft deep. The marsh center of the domes in Big Cypress National Preserve are still about a foot deep. That means natural fire breaks are flooded ...
And the fire water balance is in check.